Year 9 – Industrial Revolution

Year 9 History have just finished their Industrial Revolution topic where they looked at the transformation of society to the industrialised world we know today.

Mrs Morton’s class put their hands to designing towns and cities in an attempt to keep up with the rapid changes which occurred during the 1700s. Starting with a field (blank piece of paper) some trees and 10 houses, the students then needed to expand their villages based on the inventions and social developments which occurred in very quick succession during this period.

As you can see from the images- this rapid social change resulted in towns and cities that often had quite chaotic (but very well drawn) layouts.

This activity gives students a great visual explanation as to why and how British and European cities have developed in the ways they have.