This resource is intended to enable Key Stage 3 pupils to empathise with child factory workers in Victorian Britain. The resource provides materials for 2 lessons, the first lesson concentrating on the working day and roles and working conditions of children in different industries. The second lesson looks looks at pay, factory rules and punishments. A PowerPoint provides a guide for the lessons, with starter and plenary activities included. Activities are varied. Child roles enables pupils to adopt the roles of individual child workers, describing these roles and then comparing their roles with others. This can then be developed into a piece of extended writing. Factory rules and punishments are investigated through a game: The Factory Rules Game, which enables pupils in teams of 2 - 4 to understand how unfairly child labourers were treated.
This is a four page newsletter that I wrote about a factory (I have called it 'Murdstone&'s&';) based on the bottle factory from David Copperfield. I used the template provided on Publisher and followed the advice. I gave the children a newsletter each and for their Big Write they composed their own newsletter on the iPads. (This could also be done with a piece of A3 paper folded in half to make a 4 page booklet).
My Y6 class went through the (complicated) summary paragraph by paragraph and highlighted the new characters one by one. They loved it! We then compiled a cast list (first activity). There are two extension activities which will challenge the children.
Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it.
I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.
This lesson as a dragons den style group task, pupils worked in groups of 5 and each analysed one of the five inventions during the Industrial revolution, they then choose one of the best inventions to invest their money in but being able to explain why. This is a good lesson to explore the start of the factory system.
The lesson plan is based on the delegation task from a Teacher's toolkit lesson
Intro overview lesson on the main changes that took place during the Industrial Revolution
Print off the Cards and cut them up and get pupils to put them in the correct category and correct time period.
A good lesson to make pupils aware of the main changes that took place between 1750-1900 before looking at the Industrial period in more detail.
There are a number of tasks to review progress and get students thinking of the the extent and impact of change.