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Content description VCHHK131

History / Levels 9 and 10 / Historical Knowledge / The making of the modern world / Industrial Revolution (1750 – 1914)
Content description
Different experiences and perspectives of individuals or groups and how ideas, beliefs and values changed during the significant events of the Industrial Revolution
  1. describing the effects of steam, gas and electricity on people’s way of life during the Industrial Revolution
  2. investigating the changes in working conditions, for example, longer working hours for low pay and the use of children as a cheap source of labour
  3. investigating the support for Chartism among the poorer classes as a response to deteriorating living and working conditions
  4. explaining how religious groups responded to the ideas in Charles Darwin’s 1859 book On the Origin of Species
  5. investigating sources that record the reactions of new arrivals to other countries in this period, for example, responses to the natural environment and climate
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