Industrial Age Economic Ideas


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As Industry grew and populations grew from primarily rural to urban society began to change and new ways of thinking about the economy emerged. Next we will examine the new ideas and the thinkers who struggled with how to understand the consequences of the industrial world. Links to the Powerpoint & work are found in the links below. The Crash Course World History video is a helpful summary.

New Ideas in Society Powerpoint

New Ideas in Society Guided Notes

Industrialization Spreads Textbook Reading

Reforming the Industrial World Textbook Reading

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham proposed utilitarianism the idea that the goal of  society should be “the greatest happiness for the greatest number of citizens.”  After he died his body was stuffed and it is still on display at University College London. I met Jeremy in 2002.

Me-Jeremy

Lastly you will examine inventions of the Industrial Age then compare them with similar innovations of today while brainstorming about future developments.

Inventions: Past, present and Future Worksheet

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