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History Unit 11–

What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain? 

      This unit is aimed at children in Year 5

A selection of resources to support the teaching of

                            QCA History  Unit 11: What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain?                                         

  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Quiz about the Victorians

(4 pages)

Revise knowledge of The Victorians

Questions about the Victorians for clarification of understanding

Queen Victoria

 (2pages)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To identify Queen Victoria

Information about Queen Victoria and questions based on the given text

What do you know about Queen Victoria?

( 1page)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To identify Queen Victoria

Record in the boxes about her life using the titles

Put events in order

(2 pages)

 

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To place the Victorian period in a tie line

Put the events that happened in the Victorian period in order

Time Line

 (1 page)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To place the Victorian period in a tie line

Fill in the time line of events in history

Queen Victoria family tree

(1 page)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To place the Victorian period in a tie line

Use the given names and put them onto the family tree template

Portrait of Queen Victoria and her children

(3 pages)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To infer information from a portrait

Three portraits to choose from to answer questions about their life style and whether it was the same for all children

Victorian working life

(1 pages)

Who were the Victorians and when did they live?

To consider what life was like for children in the past

Explain which Victorian job you would choose to do. Decide which jobs still exist

Victorian children at work

(1 page)

What was life like for a poor child in 1840’s?

To collect information and draw conclusions about Victorian period

Find the answers to the questions about work for the Victorian children

Rich or poor Victorian children

 (2 pages)

What was life like for a poor child in 1840’s?

To understand the ways of life differed greatly across the Victorian society

Find out about and record different aspects of life of poor and rich Victorian children

Poor and rich Victorian children

(2 pages)

What was life like for a poor child in 1840’s?

To understand the ways of life differed greatly across the Victorian society

Record specific information about children in Victorian times. Answer questions. Add own information

My Day

(2 pages)

What was life like for a poor child in 1840’s?

To understand the ways of life differed greatly across the Victorian society

Template to write a diary of chosen type of work or poor or rich child etc.

My Project about the Victorians

 (2 pages)

What was life like for a poor child in 1840’s?

To write a narrative using historical detail

Information on what to write in a narrative on details of The Victorian era.

Who were these people?

(2 pages)

To know about famous people in the Victorian era

 

Find out and record notes in the boxes for the given people

Lord Shaftesbury

 (2 pages)

Who helped to improve the lives of Victorian children?

To understand that the work of an individual can change aspects of society

 To find out about important figures in Victorian times

Information and questions about how Lord Shaftesbury  helped to improve the lives of children in the Victorian era

Doctor Barnado

(2 page)

Who helped to improve the lives of Victorian children?

To understand that the work of an individual can change aspects of society

 To find out about important figures in Victorian times

Information and questions about how Dr. Barnado helped to improve the lives of children in the Victorian era

Then and now

 ( 1 page)

Who helped to improve the lives of Victorian children?

To present findings in different ways

Record changes over time. Give reasons and comment on how they are linked

Victorian Schools

 (18 slides)

What was it like going to school at the end of the 19th century?

To learn about Victorian schooling

Presentation to show the different aspects and objects used in Victorian schools. To be discussed and used alongside this part of ‘The Victorians’

Information and questions about schools

(3 Pages)

What was it like going to school at the end of the 19th century?

To learn about Victorian schooling

Information about Victorian schools and questions to answer.

Schools then and mow

(1 page)

What was it like going to school at the end of the 19th century?

To compare modern and Victorian schooling

Fill in chart with differences that they know about similarities and differences in schools in the Victorian times and now

My Newspaper article

(4 pages)

To know about some key events in the Victorian era

Template of a newspaper front page to fill in about a particular event. Choose from dates given or own date to report on the event

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