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Industrial Revolution Instructional Slide Deck

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 4 - 6

Teach your students about the inventions and effects of the Industrial Revolution with an animated and engaging Industrial Revolution slide deck.

What Was the Industrial Revolution? Lesson Plans

The Industrial Revolution was a time of significant change and progress in the United States. It’s a period of history that is often overlooked, but it’s important to remember because it changed how we produce goods and interact with each other.

Download a Ready-Made Industrial Revolution PPT.

This teaching slide deck will help you teach your students about this era of American history in an engaging, exciting way that will make them want to learn more.

The deck includes 24 animated slides, each with embedded checks for understanding and turn-and-talk opportunities. The slides highlight essential inventions such as the steam engine, blast furnace, powered loom, cotton gin, steamboat, and the transcontinental railroad. They also show how these inventions changed our lives and helped us become more efficient as a country.

Questions about the Industrial Revolution for Kids

This instructional slide deck will assist your elementary/middle-grade students in answering the following essential questions about the Industrial Revolution.

  • What is industrialization?
  • When did the Industrial Revolution begin?
  • What were the prominent inventions of the Industrial Revolution?
  • How did the Industrial Revolution change America?
  • How did the steam engine affect society?

Discover the answers to these questions and learn more Industrial Revolution facts for kids with this slide deck and the accompanying resources in our U.S. and World History collections for kids.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your U.S. History lessons. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to download the Google Slides presentation. Project the slide in Presentation mode and start teaching! It’s that easy!


This resource was created by Ali Endlich, a teacher in South Carolina and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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