Industrialization
Options for January 26

Today, you should choose TWO of the three options listed below.  You may choose the order based on your interest.

Each of these activities is designed to help us as we consider how economy has changed from agricultural to industrial and the role that technology has played in it. As you are reading and watching, consider: how has technology improved and/or hindered our lives?

The Industrial Revolution: Lowell Mill Girls -- watch this video & answer questions via Zaption.

Barilla Taylor letter -- read and respond to this primary document from a mill worker in 1844.  You will need to make a copy to be able to comment and respond.

Who polluted the Merrimack River? -- read and respond to this photo and short story. A brief video about another river is also part of this activity. You will need to make a copy of this document to type on it.

When you have finished, answer the question "how has technology improved and/or hindered our lives?" using evidence from one of the options above by commenting in the stream below.  

Check in with Mrs. Fulk or Mrs. Mason when you have completed this assignment.

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2 years ago
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I think technology has improved because instead of just writing a letter you can call,text,or Facetime and then you can see everyone you want.I also think that technology has improved because instead of delivering by car or train and polluting the air we could take and airplane to deliver our stuff.

2 years ago
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Technology is fun and it usually is good entertainment, but misusing it or using to much can become a problem. Like in smoke stacks, they are usually doing something productive but it also pollutes the air at the same time.

2 years ago
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I believe that technology has improved are lives by making food, water, and power more ascessible to everyone. Allthough it has also done horrible things like polluted rivers, the air, and even made some spots in the world unascessible.

2 years ago
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I think that technology has both hindered and improved our lives. According to both the article I read about the merrimack pollutions and the video about ohio I have concluded that advanced technology has hindered our lived because it damages the enviornment by factories and cars polluting the earth by sewage and factory was going into our rivers and streams. Also technology has improved our lives because without it we would'nt be as knowledgeable as we are now about diseases and other things that have affected our lives both positively and negatively.

2 years ago
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Technology has benefited our lives, and it has effected our lives. In the video and in the passage, it talks about the good and bad things that have happened. I don't think it is good or bad, because it brought a lot of bad things on us, like pollution and fires. In the article about water pollution it says "Some of these crops grew right up against the banks of the river, and fertilizer washed off the land and into the water." This is good because farmers are keeping their crops alive, but it is effecting the water. Without technology we wouldn't be able to communicate, I think technology has been good for some things, but every good thing that comes a bad thing comes with it.

2 years ago
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Technology has both improved and hindered our lives. In the article, "Who Polluted the Merrimack River?", the author states, "Nearby, a boy washes the family car. The soapy water rushes down the driveway into the storm drain; the storm drain empties into the river. The grease and grime on a car can contain asphalt from the roads, asbestos from the brakes, rubber particles from the tires, toxic metals, and rust. If the boy had gone to a local car wash, the water would have been treated before it returned to the river." Technology has both helped and ruined the way to a pollution-free world. Our technology of cars and sewers can be detrimental to the environment, while cars washes and water filters can help the environment. Technology helps and hurts the everyday aspects of our lives.

2 years ago
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Technology has destroyed our lives because people are addicted to it and they don't even pay attention except to the technology they have now. I think it improved some lives because some (like the girls in the Lowell Mill) got to go work in a factory.

2 years ago
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It helped because women, like those at the Lowell Mill, had opportunities to work. It hindered because the mill was dangerous.

2 years ago
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Technology has improved and hindered our lives. Its hindered our lives in a way that people are more focused on what going on with social media and some of technology is hurting the environment with all of the pollution in the air. Technology has also helped us because we can get a hold of people faster and its helps us get information faster as well. Technology helps and hurts the everyday aspects of our lives.

2 years ago
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Technology has made our lives worse because kids these days use wrong grammar and when they try to do homework on the computer they're just playing games. Back then it made women's lives better (like in the Lowell Mill) because they just had to stay at home but now they can work and get more money.