The Industrial Revolution dramatically changed the world. Across every industry from agriculture to clothing, this time period experienced many technological advances that allow for our current modern lives. Check out this educational song and video about the basics of the Industrial Revolution and how this time period changed the world forever.

To be used by students for studying or by teachers as a supplemental classroom resource.

Lyrics:

Yea, got that Thomas Newcomen at you
Let’s go

VERSE 1:
Before the mid-seventeen hundreds
Humans lived by where their food was growing
Life expectancy at thirty five, limited education
Riding horses, simple weapons, every item you’d be owning
Made within your small community of family or companions

Then 1750 started in Great Britain
Clothing industry, weaving machines
increased the speed to build them
The Spinning Jenny, water frame improved the process
water kept machines going
Then they made the steam engine

And the steam engine, it changed everything
Railroads, steamboats, coal from mines, cotton dyes
In Britain, production, to pay humans, wages high
But coal was cheap and efficient for machines to mechanize

CHORUS:
New manufacturing Industrial Revolution
From small shops to factories
Changes and inventions, technology, transportation
Different way of life for many

Steam engines are working
More machines are turning
For an economic benefit
But the cities now overcrowded

VERSE 2:
From agricultural to industrial population
Meaning many people moved into the cities to work in
Couldn’t support them, it’s crowded, unsanitary
And poor conditions within factories where people working
And steel everywhere, mass-produced
Replacing wood as the main building tool
Got that telegraph, send message, delivered the same night
New farming tools helped to increase the food supply
Profiting companies, efficient production lines
Polluting the air with nuclear waste, carbon dioxide
This times provided humans benefits economically
But damaged the environment negatively

CHORUS:
New manufacturing Industrial Revolution
From small shops to factories
Changes and inventions, technology, transportation
Different way of life for many

Steam engines are working
More machines are turning
For an economic benefit
But the cities now overcrowded

Original recording date: April 2018

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