This 60-minute lesson for either KS3 or KS4 will teach students about how the Tudors dealt with vagrancy and what policies they introduced. Students will use Nature, Origin and Purpose (NOP) to analyse sources material to find out about issues around poverty. The class explores the question 'Why did the number of poor people increase during the Early Modern period?' and will use a handout to complete a research task. Finally, students complete a Living-Graph to investigate the treatment of the vagabonds in the Tudor period. They decide whether the treatment became increasingly harsh or soft as the period progressed. This is an engaging lesson which challenged students to think hard.
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