History: Industrial Revolution and Greenpeace!

In history, we looked at the “Industrial Revolution and Greenpeace” topics, and how they both affected our lives over time. I personally found these two topics extremely important and crucial for all of us to understand the impact of human beings on our environment.

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I hope you had fun and learn some more key facts about Greenpeace.


More on Greenpeace and Its Work!

What did we discover in the previous history lesson?

When they became more popular worldwide?

What did they do?

What do they usually use to fight pollution and raise awareness?

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LI: To understand what “Greenpeace” really does

So that I can appreciate its impact nowadays. 


Let’s look at what actually Greenpeace has achieved and does to save our environment from pollution as well as to raise global awareness.

Share with the children some the key actions:


  • Creating an “energy revolution” to address the number one threat facing our planet: climate change.
  • Defending our oceans by challenging wasteful and destructive fishing, and creating a global network of marine reserves.
  • Protecting the world’s remaining ancient forests which are depended on by many animals, plants and people.
  • Working for disarmament and peace by reducing dependence on finite resources and calling for the elimination of all nuclear weapons.
  • Creating a toxin-free future with safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in today’s products and manufacturing.
  • Campaigning for sustainable agriculture by encouraging socially and ecologically responsible farming practices.


Discuss with the children and highlight the importance of protecting the environment for our future.

Show them some other key information on this interesting website:




Children to create a poster to help Greenpeace to change the course of history and raise everyone’s attention towards the importance of protecting our environment by using clean energy, find substitutes for plastics, etc.


To express your own feelings and thoughts on this topic. Why is important to learn about our current affair/history in terms of pollution? Can we change the course of our history? How? Can we learn from the past and our mistakes to create a better future?



What is “Greenpeace”?

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What is “Greenpeace”?

What do you know about it?

When do you think it started?

Why was it created?


LI: To learn about “Greenpeace”

So that I can appreciate its impact nowadays.  

If you are at home, please watch this video:

Greenpeace is an international non-governmental organisation working for the protection and conservation of the environment. It was set up in VancouverCanada in 1971 and now has regional and national offices in 46 countries.

Greenpeace received international attention during the 1980s, when the French intelligence agency bombed the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in the Auckland Harbour, killing one individual.

In the following years, Greenpeace evolved into one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Greenpeace is known for its direct actions and has been described as the most visible environmental organization in the world.

The organization has raised environmental issues to public knowledge and influenced both the private and the public sector.

Greenpeace receives its funding exclusively from individual supporters and foundations. Greenpeace screens all major donations in order to ensure it does not receive unwanted donations. The organization does not accept money from governments, political parties, or corporations in order to avoid their influence. Donations from foundations that are funded by political parties or receive most of their funding from governments are also rejected.

Since Greenpeace was founded, seagoing ships have played a vital role in its campaigns. The group has three ocean-going ships, the Esperanza, Arctic Sunrise and Rainbow Warrior III.



Children will initially discuss the topic with peers and teachers, and then they will write a short summary of what is Greenpeace and what its mission is.


The World and the Four Industrial Revolutions

What did we discover in the previous history lesson?

When did happen the first industrial revolution, the second, the third and the forth?

In what are they different?

What did shape each revolution? Why was it possible for them to happen?


LI: To analyse the impact of the “Industrial Revolutions” on the world

so that I can compare similarities and differences of those revolutions and how they have impacted on our lives nowadays.

Show children a sequence of pictures (Pictures will be set in chronological order, showing the difference in society operated by each industrial revolution) and initiate a group/class discussion on similarities and differences between each stage of development up to the present days and then ask them what they think about similarities and differences.

First Industrial Revolution (1765)

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Second Industrial Revolution (1870)

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The Third Industrial Revolution (1969)

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution

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Children will be comparing similarities and the differences between the world they know with the one in the past, considering how the industrial revolutions have generated and shaped our world today.


Do you think the historical account about the industrial revolutions has been always correct? Do you think historians have always given us all the correct information about the industrial revolutions? Do you think they ever mentioned the downside of those revolutions?


Was the “Industrial Revolution” the only one?

Have men gone through just the industrial revolution?

Do men still use steam engines today? So, do you think men went through other industrial revolution?

What could those be?

LI: To learn about the other “Industrial Revolutions”

so that I can learn about the impact of men’s development in history.

The four industrial revolutions

If you are at home, please watch the following video that will help you to understand the evolution of the men’s development on the planet:

Recap with the whole class the main elements of the first industrial revolution by asking questions related to where it started, when, what were the main changes, and what was the impact on society at the time.


The second Industrial Revolution 1870

It started at the end of the 19th century, with massive technological advancements in the field of industries that helped the emergence of a new source of energy. Electricity, gas, and oil.

Other important points of the second industrial revolution was the development for steel demand, chemical synthesis and methods of communication such as the telegraph and the telephone.

Finally, the inventions of the automobile, and the plane at the beginning of the 20th century.


The Third Industrial Revolution 1969

In the second half of the 20th century, we see the emergence of yet another source of untapped, at the time, energy. Nuclear energy!

The third revolution invovled the rise of electronics, telecommunications and of course computers. Through the new technologies, the third industrial revolution opend the doors to space expeditions, research, and biotechnology.

In the world of the industries, two major inventions, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Robots helped give rise to an era of high-level automation.


Industry 4.0

For many people, Industry 4.0 is the fourth Industrial Revolution, although there is a large portion of people that still disagree.

The Internet and the developing virtual reality worlds, allowing us to bend the laws of physics.

The 4 Industrial Revolutions shape the world. Worldwide economies are based on them. There are programs and projects being implemented all around the world, focusing on helping people take advantage of the marvels of the fourth revolution during their everyday lives.



Children will be creating a timeline of the evolution of the four industrial revolutions and add each time their characteristics.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is here — what makes it different?


What do you think the next industrial revolution will be about? Is it already happening? Explain and back up your answers with evidence!