The Victorians: Evaluation Pack

The Victorians: Evaluation Pack : Schools History Project

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This work is part of the Schools History Project course for the KS2 National Curriculum Study Unit, Victorian Britain. It is designed for pupils in Key Stage 2 work in England and Wales. This unit provides the Schools History Project's first "core text" for National Curriculum history in primary schools. It is published to coincide with the introduction of the new slimline National Curriculum in September 1995. It is the first of the new generation of resources for NC History. The material gives evidence of SHP's three years' experience of implementing National Curriculum History. The pupil's book, provides the core entitlement for this unit, emphasizing an overview of Victorian times; in-depth study of a range of Victorian families; and a detailed exploration of the working lives of children and adults in Victorian times. There are clear explanations designed to lead pupils into enquiry, such that they find things out for themselves from an abundance of source material. This is the Teacher's Resource Book. There is also a Picture Pack/Source Pack. This provides 16 large-size images depicting a range of people and situations from Victorian times.
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  • Mixed media product
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0719553482
  • 9780719553486

Table of contents

Introduction Asking questions: the Victorian antiques road show. Section 1 Victorian times - the overview: what are Victorian times?; how did things change during Victoria's lifetime? Section 2 Life at work - changes in industry: why did children work?; why did the Victorians build factories?; were all factory owners cruel?; was mining dangerous?; would you have let children work? Section 3 Rich and poor at home - Victorian families: why did rich people have so much leisure time?; which kitchen would you prefer?; could poor people have a decent life?; out of work - in to the workhouse; life in the country - marvellous or miserable? Section 4 Victorian children: would you have enjoyed a Victorian holiday?; two Victorian Christmases; would you have enjoyed a Victorian school? Section 5 Some Victorian achievements: the coming of the railways - the biggest change of all?; why did people get so excited about the Great Exhibition?; better sewers, cleaner water!; hospitals - the story of Florence Nightingale. Conclusion: did life get better? You decide.
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