This 12 page booklet was used for a 6 week unit examining London in the Victorian era. It was originally aimed at year 9 following the study of ‘Of Mice and Men’. Both the .pdf and the editable .doc format are included.
It begins with a front page asking students about their prior knowledge of London now and in Blake/Dickens’ time.
This is followed with a A3 size page offering the poem ‘London’ by Blake, a vocabulary grid, and some simple imagery tasks.
There are then a series of non fiction 19th century texts covering a range of aspects in Victorian London. Many are from Dickens’ Sketches by Boz These 8 extracts cover:
- London in the morning
- London ‘Gin-shops’
- Street children and their jobs
- How to walk in London
- A pick-pocket crime
- How disease spreads
- A night in a workhouse
- Newgate prison
This could potentially be used as a contextual resource for Charles Dickens at KS4, or the extracts could be used for paper 2 revision for the 19th century text.