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Industrial Revolution: Industrial Revolution

Year 10 History

Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

The British Museum

The industrial and economic developments of the Industrial Revolution brought significant social changes. Industrialization resulted in an increase in population and the phenomenon of urbanization, as a growing number of people moved to urban centres in search of employment.

You Tube

The working conditions of cotton mill workers and coal miners in England during the Industrial Revolution

Tori and the team examine a stash of bones beneath an upmarket shopping arcade in Leeds, as they piece together the challenging lives of children from the industrial revolution.

Lewis Hine’s photograph of a girl at work in a cotton mill, part of his monumental series on child labor, forced Americans to reckon with their economic exploitation of youth.


The Industrial Revolution brought about some important advancements. These included the understanding of: human physiology, diseases and their treatment, medicine, and medical procedures. This programme, targeted at GCSE history students, covers a range of important developments, including Pasteur’s Germ Theory, improvements in hospital care and the work of Florence Nightingale, the use of anaesthetics and vaccinations, and the Public Health Act of 1875.



The Industrial Revolution marked a period of development in the latter half of the 18th century that transformed largely rural, agrarian societies in Europe and America into industrialized, urban ones.

Foundations of Western Culture

The children of the Industrial Revolution at once hold all the opportunity of the future in their hands while also facing the terrors of poverty and reality of the present in the other.

The Standard of Living in Europe During the Industrial Revolution


History Crunch

The Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the 1700s and had a profound impact on the world.  One of the main impacts it had was how it changed life for working-class people.  First, the workers were exposed to horrendous working conditions in the factories and mines that emerged in the early years of the revolution.

History Learning Sites

The Industrial Revolution witnessed a huge growth in the size of British cities. In 1695, the population of Britain was estimated to be 5.5 million. By 1801, the year of the first census, it was 9.3 million and by 1841, 15.9 million. This represents a 60% growth rate in just 40 years.