The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World
Guiding readers through a time of vast change, The Industrial Revolution for Kids: The People and Technology That Changed the World by Cheryl Mullenbach introduces children to the faces and places of this major turning point in American history. By recounting this fascinating period through the eyes of everyday workers, kids, and activists whose names don’t appear in history books, this activity book helps tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution.
Readers will learn about Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her highly popular detachable collars and cuffs. And Clementine Lamadrid, who set up one-cent coffee stands on street corners in New York City where she offered cheap meals to the poor and unemployed. Children will also be introduced to the major changes in technology, communication and transportation during the Industrial Revolution that propelled the world into the future—from Eli Whitney’s cotton gin to Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone and George Eastman’s affordable Kodak camera.
With the inclusion of twenty-one hands-on activities, The Industrial Revolution for Kids invites children to experience life during this era by preparing a miner’s lunch, weaving a placemat or analyzing interchangeable parts using products from home. Additional resources include books to read, places to visit and websites to explore. An entertaining guide to this time of unprecedented growth, The Industrial Revolution for Kids will spark enthusiasm for history in young readers.
Ages: 9 and up
Published by: Chicago Review Press