The Changing Role of Women: Victorian Women

Year 5

Year 6

KS2

SKU: H56IL405002

This lesson starts with the example of Margaret Hughes and her role as the first British woman to be legally allowed to act on stage as a way of looking at some of the restrictions that were placed on women prior to the 1900s. It goes on to look specifically at how the Industrial Revolution changed certain aspects of society, particularly the role of middle- and upper-class women, and the strict (and frequently bizarre!) etiquette laws Victorian women had to abide by. It also looks at some of the first rumblings of feminism and how some women were starting to fight against their allocated roles.
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