The Industrial Revolution reformed opportunities for work from an agrarian society to the development of more production and more trade. Think back on the unit covering the Prehistoric Era and how civilizations began to settle as farming became possible, then how we studied in a later unit the desire for trade opportunities. Looking at these trends in history can help us to see the development of humankind in both economies and in art. In this Seminar, you will link the connections between the Industrial Revolution and present day.
Consider the similarities between the Industrial Revolution and today’s technological revolution. What are the features of the Industrial Revolution? Is this reflected in our advances in technology? How are they similar and where do they differ? Be sure to give at least two examples.