This outstanding resource has been designed to help students studying the historical controversy surrounding why Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900. It can be used with the full spectrum of ability as a starter or plenary. This activity should work alongside any main stream text book or resource on this topic. However, if you like this resource, I have also produced a PowerPoint and a worksheet that you can use along side it.
When you purchase this resource you will be able to download an editable Microsoft Word document which includes instructions, 14 heading cards and matching statement cards on farming, medicine, education, nursing, marriage, soap, vaccination, migration, cleaner cities, midwives, transport and alcohol.
Once students have sorted the cards, you can extend their understanding further by creating a key to help show which changes would have affected births, deaths, both or other. They could then use this to help them answer am extended question on the population increased from 1750 - 1900.
The aims and objectives for this lesson are:
Theme: Why did Britain have an industrial revolution 1750 - 1900?
Know: Why did Britain's population increased from 1750 - 1900?
Understand: What factors caused this change?
Evaluate: How far was the population increase due to a decline in the death rate?
WILF: What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: Why the population increased in size?
Explain: What factors caused this change?
Analyse: Make a judgement on how far the increase was due to an increase in the birth rate?
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