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An Interdisciplinary Unit on the Industrial Revolution. For hundreds of years people lived in isolated communities with little or no communication or contact with each other. Transportation was limited to walking, horse riding, horse-pulled wagons, and boats with sails. Communication was limited to what could be carried (written or word of mouth) by those means of transportation. Goods were also limited to those produced at home by individuals; transporting those goods was limited as well.
The Industrial Revolution made it possible for individuals in factories with steam powered machines to produce far more than before, and for trains with steam powered engines to transport goods on land more efficiently than steam powered ships could ship those same goods by water. As technology changed, so did its people and its culture.