- Tocompare modern and Victorian schooling
- Toinvestigate the distinctive features of a Victorian school
- Todiscover what it was like at school in Victorian times
To comparemodern and Victorian schooling. To communicate through drama theirunderstanding of the nature of school life in Victoriantimes.
Make alist of similarities and differences between classrooms
What was it like going to school at the end of the nineteenthcentury?
Show thechildren pictures of school life at the end of the nineteenthcentury and discuss how school appears different from today,eg uniforms, architecture and interiors of classrooms.Referring to the time line, talk briefly about the 1870 EducationAct, and how schooling was not free until 1891. Use sources toillustrate aspects of school life at this time, eg extractsfrom stories, school logbooks, inspection reports. Ask the childrento
produce aconversation between two children, one established in school andthe other a new arrival who had been working in a factory, mill ormine for years. Select children to present their work to the class.Lead a discussion on the differences in the views of school andwork and why the children in the nineteenth century would haveinterpreted school life differently.
- About thetype and nature of work undertaken by Victorian schoolchildren
- Tocompare modern and Victorian school life
Ch.To have awhole day in a Victorian classroom
Lessons toinclude maths, writing, handwriting, gym etc
- To recallinformation about life of children in Victorian times
- To selectappropriate material and present it in a way that shows theirunderstanding of the Victorian period
Groupproject to present to class
Groupschoose work, play or school and use knowledge gained to produce aproject using variety of media e.g. PowerPoint presentation,booklet of work, poster etc.