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Industrial Revolution (1750-1914), The

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This resource focuses on the elective unit 'Industrial Revolution (1750–1914)' within Depth Study 1: 'Making a Better World?', which is part of the Australian Curriculum for Year 9 History.

The Year 9 curriculum provides a study of the history of the making of the modern world from 1750 to 1918. It was a period of industrialisation and rapid change in the ways people lived, worked and thought. It was an era of nationalism and imperialism, and the colonisation of Australia was part of the expansion of European power. The period culminated in World War I, 1914–1918, the 'war to end all wars'.


  • Understanding change
  • British society before the Industrial Revolution
  • First impressions of the Industrial Revolution – exploring images
  • The keys to the Industrial Revolution – steam, coal and iron
  • Understanding the Industrial Revolution – cotton industry case study decision maker
  • Why did the Industrial Revolution start in Britain?
  • The Second Industrial Revolution – the Industrial Revolution spreads to the world
  • The Industrial Revolutions and Australia


  • 64 pages, full colour, professionally printed and trimmed
  • Includes images, documents, charts, tables, diagrams and maps for students to use in investigating eight key activities

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'The Industrial Revolution (1750–1914)' addresses four key questions:

  • What were the key features of the Industrial Revolution?
  • Why did the Industrial Revolution develop where it did, and when in did?
  • What positive and negative impacts did the Industrial Revolution have on people and places?
  • What impacts did the Industrial Revolution have on Australia?

ATOM has also produced a Teacher's Guide for The Industrial Revolution (1750–1914), which is available to download here

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