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Statement of Inquiry: Humans strive to better the world for themselves and their children, resulting in transitions towards equity.

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Introductory Resources

Consult the following introductory resources on the Industrial Revolution: 

Industrial Revolution - Gale World History

The Second Phase of the Industrial Revolution: 1850–1940 - Gale

Industrial Revolution - Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics

Industrial Revolution - Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World

Pages 138-164, National Geographic Concise History of Science & Invention: An Illustrated Time Line

Child Labour - British Library

Extend your understanding - supplemental sources:

European Industralization and its effects on children - Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood: In History and Society

Industralization and its effects on family & marriage - International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family

The Industrial Revolution - British Library

Why was the Industrial Revolution British? by Robert Allen - CEPR

The origins of the Industrial Revolution - BBC

Inventors and Inventions of the Industrial Revolution - Encyclopedia Britannica

Key databases and resources for independent research

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Note: There have been four (4) industrial revolutions. To narrow your search, try searching "first industrial revolution".