Written to address the requirements of the year 9 History curriculum, the Achieve! series has been developed to engage secondary school students who, because of poor reading skills, may struggle with regular classroom materials.
The ten units include a range of primary and secondary resources for students to analyse and respond to, and activities that enhance knowledge of content and literacy skills. Each book comes with a CD-ROM containing editable Word documents for each unit and an image library.
Achieve! The Industrial Revolution 1750-1918 Units include:
- The Industrial Revolution in Britain: technology, transport, causes of the revolution
- Factories: textiles, factories, textiles, mining, unions
- Transport: railways, clippers, convicts and crime
- Land: technological advances, changing Australia
- Women: suffragettes, marriage and divorce laws, Caroline Chisholm
- Men: the Poor Laws, social expectations, Chartists
- Children: education, child labour
- Different groups in society: Indigenous peoples, the Irish, stereotypes
- Social problems: baby farming, age of consent
- New ideas: Communism, Darwinism, Imperialism