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The Making of the Modern World - Industrial Revolution: Technological Innovations

Year 9


Factories during the Industrial Revolution [Online image]. (2020). World Book Advanced, Retrieved from


Timeline of Events

The Industrial Revolution was a period of significant change in human history that began in Britain in the 1700s and lasted for two centuries. It was marked by the rise of machines and manufacturing, which transformed the way people lived and worked, and led to the widespread adoption of new technologies and innovations.

From 1700 until the beginning of the First World War in 1914, a period of great social, political and economic upheaval unfolded across the globe. There are many contributing factors that made the Industrial Revolution possible. In this programme we focus on the agricultural revolution, the rise of the factory, the invention of the steam engine, and the role of Britain's empire.