You'll be more than amused at this cracking selection of links to themes as diverse as rich and poor Victorians, Victorian children, crime and punishment, industrial revolution, Empire and Imperialism and Victorian education.
A great place to start. There are animated movies to watch which provide a great stimulus. Click 'An introduction' to get started...
Go on, you don't need a Focus DIY or B+Q to make this room look great.
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Design a Tuidor, Victorian and modern room. A great activity.
A real focus on the nature of the Victorian society. Was it cruel? Read evidence about children at work, examine pictures. A first class site.
Includes Queen Victoria (dates and background), the Empire, Railways, Stephenson's Rocket, the Great Exhibition and the Crimean War. Useful for independent research in upper juniors.
Real recipes from the Victorian era, including roast goose, samlagundy and gruel! With photos and full instructions.
Plenty of good quality images here. Please use these images to prepare your lesson. This site is not really suitable for use with children.
Great clickable map with images and text suitable for most KS2 readers. A useful Victorian resource which demonstrates what you may see in a typical industrial revolution town.
This is a lovely website - you can click on an invention to find out more.
Timeline, toy shops and the life of children are examined in this site. Fairly old now - you may need the (now rarely used) Adobe Shockwave plug in to make it work.
This site links to many virtual Victorian exhibitions and games.
A great opportunity to talk about the postal service and then try to spot a Victorian post box in the local area.
Works well with the Britain from 1948 unit. Information from the website: Here you can find a range of things to do and make, inspired by the documents, pictures and objects in the Sainsbury Archive. * How much do you know about the history of food, shops and shopping? Test your knowledge with our six quizzes * Explore a store: look around inside a typical Sainsbury�s shop from 1909 and find out about the different things for sale * Harry's story: read and listen to the story of a day in the life of Harry Webb, a delivery boy working for Sainsbury's in 1912 * Old-fashioned packaging and other things to colour and make * Scrapbook of pictures from the archive to download
Nothing makes them ooooo and ahhhh like a piece of secret history - one of the original sketches of Prince Albert's great exhibition. Wonderful.
How much do you know about rail travel and Robert Stephenson? Great as a plenary.
A super, but very specific activity. Ideal for upper Ks2. Suits Victorian technology, transport and inventions. Obviously suits the history of railways in the UK too.
These are great notes for teaches who wish to gen up on their subject knowledge.
Recounts the story of Barnardo's founder T.J. Barnardo who worked to change the way poor children were treated.
Completely child-friendly little mini-site produced by a primary school in Co. Durham. Simple text and some well-chosen photos. A timeline, fun and games, school days and important people are just a few of the areas covered.
Children love to search the census from 1901. It will provide basic details, such as age, place of birth and occupation for free, when you search for a particular name. You have the option of paying to discover more details! Perfect for family trees and family history at the end of the Victorian period.
A wonderful site which features information on ragged schools and Victorian education. Requires Macromedia Flash to run.
A useful site for all teachers and children who are covering Victorians. Topics include Workhouses and the poor, Education and schools, Agriculture, Religion, Land units, Providing services and the towns today.
These pictures will encourage upper KS2 pupils to consider the Victorian idyll.
A great site which gives you plenty to talk about and show to the children.
A wonderful resource with plenty of primary evidence about Victorian workhouses.
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