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BEFORE YOU WATCH: Unit 3 Overview

Use the “Three Close Reads” approach as you watch the video below (next in the lineup!). If you want to learn more about this strategy, click here.

First read: preview and skimming for gist

Before you watch, you should skim the transcript first. The skim should be very quick and give you the gist (general idea) of what the video is about. You should be looking at the title, thumbnails, pictures, and first few seconds of the video for the gist.

Second read: key ideas and understanding content

Now that you’ve skimmed the video transcript and taken a quick peek at the video, you should preview the questions you will be answering. These questions will help you get a better understanding of the concepts and arguments that are presented in the video. Keep in mind that when you watch the video, it is a good idea to write down any vocab you read or hear that is unfamiliar to you.
By the end of the second close read, you should be able to answer the following questions:
  1. What argument does this video make about production of goods immediately prior to the industrial revolution?
  2. What big change does this video argue was the foundation of industrialization?
  3. How does this video suggest industrialization changed human networks?
  4. According to the video, how did industrialization change our sense of community?
  5. According to the data presented in the video, what happened to exports, labor, and Co2 emissions when states industrialized?
  6. According to the video, what brought about the industrialization of Nagasaki?

Third read: evaluating and corroborating

Finally, here are some questions that will help you focus on why this video matters and how it connects to other content you’ve studied.
At the end of the third read, you should be able to respond to these questions:
  1. Looking at the changes presented in this video, do you think industrializing was a good decision for a society? Why or why not? What data from the video supports your argument?
  2. The video ends by stating that the Industrial Revolution was truly revolutionary. Do you agree? Why or why not?
Now that you know what to look for, it’s time to watch! Remember to return to these questions once you’ve finished watching.

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