Mill Times

Mill Times Viewing Guide

  1. ________ was the most common material that people in ______ ______________ once used to make clothing.
  2. A loom is used to create ____________ or __________.
  3. __________ was the energy source that once powered early mills.
  4. ____________________ ________ was the name of the fictional mill that Josiah Greshan and Shaddrack built.
  5. An early mill could spin the same amount of material as ____ people.
  6. Mill owners __________ ________ to access river energy.
  7. Samuel Slater built the first American mill in ________.
  8. The factory system began employing ________________ of workers.
  9. Lowell built his famous textile mill in ____________, __________________________.
  10. Lowell promised parents of ________ __________ who agreed to work in his __________________ good paying ________, boarding houses free of ______________, and __________ full meals a day.
  11. Lowell girls did not work on ______________, so they could attend ____________.
  12. Factory workers formed ____________ or went on ____________ due to unsafe working conditions, low wages, and very long job __________.
  13. Slater named the mill he built in 1806 ________________________.
  14. __________ was the new source of energy that made it possible to run a machine anytime and anyplace.
  15. Many New England __________ moved to the South because __________ replaced the necessity of __________ power, ____________ was close by, and __________ was cheaper.
  16. How did the rise of textile mills help shape the Industrial Revolution?

Writing Prompt: Compare and contrast life for children living during the Industrial Revolution with life in the twenty-first century. Provide details about work, education, relaxation, tools, and technology.

  1. Wool was the most common material that people in New England once used to make clothing.
  2. A loom is used to create fabric or cloth.
  3. Water was the energy source that once powered early mills.
  4. Huntington Mill was the name of the fictional mill that Josiah Greshan and Shaddrack built.
  5. An early mill could spin the same amount of material as 50 people.
  6. Mill owners built dams to access river energy.
  7. Samuel Slater built the first American mill in 1789.
  8. The factory system began employing hundreds of workers.
  9. Lowell built his famous textile mill in Lowell, Massachusetts.
  10. Lowell promised parents of farm girls who agreed to work in his factories good paying jobs, boarding houses free of alcohol, and three full meals a day.
  11. Lowell girls did not work on Sundays, so they could attend church.
  12. Factory workers formed unions or went on strike due to unsafe working conditions, low wages, and very long job hours.
  13. Slater named the mill he built in 1806 Slatersville.
  14. Steam was the new source of energy that made it possible to run a machine anytime and anyplace.
  15. Many New England mills moved to the South because steam replaced the necessity of river power, cotton was close by, and labor was cheaper.
  16. How did the rise of textile mills help shape the Industrial Revolution?

Mills led to the rise of using rivers to generate the necessary energy that powered looms. Textile mills became the early factories that shaped the factory system, which caused numerous people to leave their farms and move to cities. Factories led to the rise of industrialization throughout the world.

Writing Prompt: Compare and contrast life for children living during the Industrial Revolution with life in the twenty-first century. Provide details about work, education, relaxation, tools, and technology.