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Origins of the Industrial Revolution (9:18)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 03:10 How did coal and other environmental factors help Britain industrialize first?
  2. 04:50 How did coal mining change over the course of the Industrial Revolution?
  3. 06:15 How did England’s pre-industrial wool industry help it industrialize?
  4. 07:06 How did Britain’s financial system help launch new industrial ventures?
  5. 07:28 How might high wages in Britain have contributed to industrialization there?
  6. 08:50 According to the video, what global factors may have fed Britain’s industrialization?