Victorians: History | Medicine and Diseases

Year 5

Year 6


SKU: T56IL4014010

Explore the fascinating changes to Victorian medicine and healthcare with your KS2 class as they find out about many of the changes brought about by some extraordinary people in the field of medicine and disease.

Your Year 5 or Year 6 class will find out how and why you were more likely to die in a hospital than be cured in one at the start of the 19th century, before going on to look at how the work of individuals such as Louis Pasteur, Florence Nightingale and Joseph Lister changed this to improve Victorian hospitals and healthcare.

This Victorian medicine KS2 History lesson contains a wealth of facts and information to help your class gain a deeper understanding of how healthcare changed during the Victorian era, and contains everything you need to deliver the lesson, including a detailed plan, a slideshow presentation, and a choice of differentiated activities.
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