GCSE Crime L20: How much impact did reformers like John Howard and Elizabeth Fry have on prisons?

Lesson 20 of our Edexcel Crime and Punishment Unit. A lesson on the work of Fry and Howard and the subsequent changes to prisons. Students are introduced to some sources about the use and condition of prisons in the 17th century, which they analyse and use as evidence to comment on the state of prisons. They then work through a range of activities such as creating a fact file, a research task on Fry and Howard. Once they have secured their knowledge of the work of the reformers they begin to link their work to prisons changes and write up how their work affected prisons in the period. All resources are differentiated with literacy support and prompts.



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Created: Jan 17, 2017

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