Eighth grade students take on the role of skilled, artisan toy makers and more!

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In eighth grade Humanities students have been studying the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Specifically, students analyzed how the Agricultural Revolution and other factors prompted Great Britain to be on the forefront of industrialization. Students took place in a simulation earlier this week where they turned from skilled, artisan toy makers to workers on an assembly line, mass producing toys, in order to understand the transformation from cottage industries to urbanization.

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Students then had to mass produce this toy, simulating working on an assembly line in a factory setting

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Students continue with the unit studying the effects on women, children, the environment and workers during the Industrial Revolution. Students will also study the pros and cons of capitalism by taking part in a supply and demand market simulation in which they had to negotiate prices and chart gains and losses.