Children in Victorian Britain: A Time of Change

Year 5

Year 6


SKU: H56IL401003

The Victorian era was a time of great social change. This lesson takes a look at the lack of protection for poor children in the early Victorian period and goes on to explore how and why laws were put in place to try and protect children from hazardous jobs and give them an education. Your class will learn about the work of Lord Shaftesbury and Dr Barnado, as well as some of the Acts that were passed in parliament in the nineteenth century. The alternative activity for this lesson provides an opportunity for an interesting class debate about these new laws to protect children.
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