KS3-4: Victorian poems and how they reflected the hardships of the time

Suitable for 11-18-year olds (secondary, middle and high schools), this article and accompanying activity sheet can be used in the classroom, in science clubs and at home.

This resource links to KS3 English language and literature, and History, ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901 and KS4 English, critical reading and comprehension, but is also internationally relevant.

It can also be used as a careers resource and links to Gatsby Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
Gatsby Benchmark 4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

The article describes the importance of working-class Victorian poetry during the Lancashire Cotton Famine, an interview with English lecturer Dr Simon Rennie, and examples of careers available with an English degree.
The activity sheet includes discussion points - seven questions the students can answer in groups or individually - and ideas for activities that are relevant to English studies.

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Created: Jun 14, 2019

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