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*** Hard – Dense text
Impacts of the Industrial Revolution
* Turning Points in History – Industrial Revolution - Youtube clip
** The Industrial Revolution A good overview of the Industrial Revolution
* BBC The Industrial Revolution
** The Domestic system Production before the advent of factories
** The Industrial Revolution and the changing face of Britain British Museum
*** Effects of the Industrial Revolution Effects of the Industrial Revolution on: Working and Living Conditions, Urbanization, Public Health, Life Expectancy, Child Labour, Working Class Families and the Role of Women, The Emerging Middle Class, Wealth and Income
** Industrialisation Link from the British Library which gives an overview of Early History, Steam and Coal, Factories and Transport
** The Workshop of the World This website looks at the forces that made Britain the workshop of the world during the Industrial Revolution and explains why this industrial dominance lasted such a short time.
** Stories Timeline Look at the different ages of the industrial revolution and read major developments of those times.
** Discovery school - The Industrial Revolution Provides a overview of the Industrial Revolution on a global scale.
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Impacts on the Landscape
*** The ecological impact of the Industrial Revolution Includes information on population growth and use of resources.
*** Manchester – Industrial City
Impacts on Transportation
*** Australia’s transport and communications -1788-1970 Detailed text
* John Loudon McAdam - invented the road building technique of macadamisation
*Canals – James Brindley