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Children in Victorian Britain

  • Category: History
  • Lessons: 7
  • Year Group: 5, 6
  • Key Stage: 2
Children in Victorian Britain Example

Journey back to the Victorian era with this KS2 'Victorians' scheme as your class discover what life would have been like for them if they had been born in the 19th century. These informative, detailed and inspiring lessons will soon have your class comparing their modern lifestyles to the lifestyles of both poor and rich Victorian children and gives them the chance to find out a wealth of information about different aspects of life for people in Victorian Britain.

These teaching resources provide everything you need to teach this fascinating module, including lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an End of Unit Quiz and much more. Why not give them a try and see how easy and engaging your History teaching can be!

For further 'Victorians' lessons check out our cross-curricular Victorians topic in the Cross-Curricular Topics section.

Why not try our 'Famous Victorians' differentiated crossword puzzles too?


Complete Series

Children in Victorian Britain: The Complete Series

Children in Victorian Britain: The Complete Series

Includes all 7 lessons from the series
Price: £14.50

The complete 'Children in Victorian Britain' series includes the lessons: An Introduction; A Poor Beginning; A Time of Change; In The Classroom; Leisure and Pleasure; A Day in the Life; and An Evaluation.

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Individual Lessons

Children in Victorian Britain: An Introduction

Children in Victorian Britain: An Introduction

Lesson #1
Price: £2.99

This first lesson provides your class with a background to the Victorians, giving details about Queen Victoria, her reign and some of the characteristic features of the period. It also lets your class think about what they already know about Victorian children and what they would like to find out. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and Picture Cards.

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Children in Victorian Britain: A Poor Beginning

Children in Victorian Britain: A Poor Beginning

Lesson #2
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This thought-provoking lesson looks at the lives of poor children in Victorian Britain, some of the jobs they had to perform from a very young age, and how different sources can tell us about the lives of these children. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet, Picture Cards and Job Cards.

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Children in Victorian Britain: A Time of Change

Children in Victorian Britain: A Time of Change

Lesson #3
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This lesson looks at some of the laws and changes that were put in place during the Victorian era to protect working children and examines the roles Dr Barnardo and Lord Shaftesbury played in these changes. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, an Information Sheet and Character Cards.

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Children in Victorian Britain: In The Classroom

Children in Victorian Britain: In The Classroom

Lesson #4
Price: £2.99

This lesson gives your class the chance to compare modern schooling with Victorian schooling and introduces them to what a normal day would have been like in a Victorian classroom. This lesson contains a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, Question Cards, an Information Sheet, a Rules Sheet and a Victorian Alphabet sheet.

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Children in Victorian Britain: Leisure and Pleasure

Children in Victorian Britain: Leisure and Pleasure

Lesson #5
Price: £2.99

This lesson looks at what Victorian children did during their leisure time, including the toys they played with, the games they played and the divide between rich and poor leisure time. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, and differentiated worksheets.

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Children in Victorian Britain: A Day in the Life

Children in Victorian Britain: A Day in the Life

Lesson #6
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Your children have a chance to improve their research skills in this lesson as they find out what daily life was like for children in Victorian Britain, studying such aspects as clothing, food, homes and more. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets and an Information Sheet.

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Children in Victorian Britain: An Evaluation

Children in Victorian Britain: An Evaluation

Lesson #7
Price: £2.99

This final lesson gives your class the opportunity to consolidate their learning as they recall the facts and information they have learnt about children in Victorian Britain in a variety of ways. This lesson includes a lesson plan, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, Activity Cards and an End of Unit quiz.

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