The Industrial Revolution Inventions Special Education Social Studies US History


Total Pages 158 pages plus 32 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


This US History unit covers the Industrial Revolution from 1790 to 1870. It was created using extended content standards for students taking alternate assessments in special education.


This unit addresses:

  • inventions
  • people
  • main events
  • causes and effects


Students have many opportunities to engage in repeated information on the many changes and inventions during this time. This repetition encourages a true understanding of how history can affect our lives today.


In addition, many of the activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation, and options for presentation.



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✩✩✩ This unit includes digital versions of the activities. There are 32 google slides that include a differentiated set of slides. There is a movie version of the book included as well. THESE WOULD MAKE A GREAT INDEPENDENT LEARNING CENTER FOR YOUR CLASSROOM.


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Industrial Revolution Part 1 Includes:


⭐ This unit comes in two complete files: one in color and one in black and white.


In the zipped folder, you will find:

  • 14 days of lesson plans
  • Industrial Revolution activities in color
  • Industrial Revolution activities in black and white
  • Voice-recorded PowerPoint show
  • Industrial Revolution 1790-1870 (PowerPoint) to use with activities
  • Links and directions to digital activities


Industrial Revolution Activities:


  • Vocabulary board
  • 16 Vocabulary cards and cut/paste activities (includes digital version)
  • Flashcards for home review
  • Life-sized timeline cards
  • Cut and paste timeline (includes digital version)
  • Circle map (includes digital version)
  • Cause and Effect worksheets (includes digital version)
  • My invention writing prompt (includes digital version)
  • 3 Cut and paste close worksheets (includes digital version)
  • Assessments (3 versions) (includes digital version)


Most activities (not book or flashcards) are in color and BW.


Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated into these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.