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CLIP 3509

The impact of electricity

The impact of electricity
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Key Info
  • The impact of electricity
  • Duration: 04:44
  • An insight into the impact of electricity and the way it provided a market for domestic appliances. Interviewees talk about how their appliances changed the way they lived, not least by freeing up large amounts of time that had formerly been taking up with washing or cleaning the coal-fired stove.
  • Credits: British Pathe, Moving Images, National Motor Museum, NASA
  • Subject:

    History

       
  • Keywords: electricity, domestic appliances, housework, coal
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students to describe a typical evening at home, and then to list all of the things they would not be able to do if there was no electricity.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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