|Publisher||Chicago Review Press|
|File Size||62.35 MB|
An NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People Â ILA Children's and Young Adult's Book Awardâ€”Intermediate Nonfiction Â The Industrial Revolution for Kids introduces a time of monumental change in a â€œrevolutionaryâ€ way. Learn about the new technologies and new forms of communication and transportation that impacted American lifeâ€”through the people who invented them and the people who built, operated, and used them. In addition to wealthy industrialists such as John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie and ingenious inventors such as Eli Whitney and Alexander Graham Bell, youâ€™ll learn about everyday workers, activists, and kids. The late 19th and early 20th centuries come to life through the eyes of hardworking Chinese immigrants who built the Transcontinental Railroad; activist Isaac Myers, an African American ship caulker who became a successful businessman and labor union organizer; toiling housewife Hannah Montague, who revolutionized the clothing industry with her popular detachable collars and cuffs; and many others who help tell the human stories of the Industrial Revolution. Twenty-one hands-on activities invite young history buffs to experience life and understand the changing technologies of this important era.