Activity Overview

Understanding history also means understanding the terminology around it. In this activity, students will display their understanding of key terms relating to the Industrial Revolution. Students will create a frayer model that defines and illustrates new vocabulary. Students should be encouraged to choose terms they're unfamiliar with from a word bank.

Example Vocabulary for the Industrial Revolution

  • Urbanization
  • Industrial
  • Natural Resources
  • Agriculture/Agrarian
  • Assembly Line
  • Manufacture
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Mill
  • Automation
  • Merchant
  • Revolution
  • Industrial Waste
  • Efficient

Template and Class Instructions

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Student Instructions

Demonstrate your understanding of key terms related to the Industrial Revolution by creating a visual vocabulary board.

  1. Choose four vocabulary words and type them in the title boxes.
  2. Define the term in your own words in the description box.
  3. Illustrate the meaning of the word in the cell using a combination of scenes, characters, and items.
    • Alternatively, use Photos for Class to show the meaning of the words with the search bar.
  4. Save and submit your storyboard.

Lesson Plan Reference

Grade Level 6-8

Difficulty Level 1 (Introducing / Reinforcing)

Type of Assignment Individual

Type of Activity: Visual Vocabulary Boards


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33 Points
16 Points
0 Points
The vocabulary word is correctly defined.
The meaning of the vocabulary words can be understood but it is awkward.
The vocabulary word is not clearly defined.
The storyboard cell clearly illustrates the meaning of the vocabulary word.
The storyboard cell has clear examples of the key word.
The storyboard cell relates to the meaning of the vocabulary word, but is difficult to understand.
The storyboard cell has some unclear examples of the key word.
The storyboard cell does not clearly relate to the meaning of the vocabulary word.
The storyboard cell does not have clear examples of the key word.
Evidence of Effort
Work is well written and carefully thought out.
Work shows some evidence of effort.
Work shows little evidence of any effort.

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