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Shona Parker's Shop

Hello and welcome to my shop! I am a history writer and blogger and I work with vision impaired students in a mainstream secondary school. Through my shop I share my VI training and experience and my love of social history and English. My shop includes introductions to history topics in a vision impairment friendly format with accessible images. These can be printed for VI students or all students if required, as they are size 18 font. Perfect for contextual research for English.

Hello and welcome to my shop! I am a history writer and blogger and I work with vision impaired students in a mainstream secondary school. Through my shop I share my VI training and experience and my love of social history and English. My shop includes introductions to history topics in a vision impairment friendly format with accessible images. These can be printed for VI students or all students if required, as they are size 18 font. Perfect for contextual research for English.
The Class Structure in the Victorian Era
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The Class Structure in the Victorian Era

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A social history resource outlining the main features of the class structure in the Victorian era, this is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 4 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. You could add this to my other resources to make a historical context information bundle for your students. 1003 words. 6 pages.
The state of the water in Victorian London
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The state of the water in Victorian London

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The question is, how did water, to which everyone was equally entitled, become so contaminated and end up killing the most vulnerable people in London? A social history resource detailing poor people’s lack of access to clean water, the knock on effect on their lives and its contribution to cholera. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 2 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for all your students including SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 972 words (5 pages) For another example of my writing, please see https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Thomas-Cook/ If you like this resource, please leave a review to help me provide the best historical resources in future.
An Introduction to the Victorian Era
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An Introduction to the Victorian Era

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A social history resource outlining the main features of the Victorian era and drawing parallels with how we live today, this is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 3 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 830 words.
Victorian Era Privies and Cess Pools
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Victorian Era Privies and Cess Pools

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This may seem an odd subject to mention but as you will soon see, how the poor Victorians had to dispose of their human waste added to the misery of their living conditions. A social history resource detailing the basics of communal privies and cess pools and the impact on slum housing. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 5 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for all your students including SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1208 words (6 pages) For another example of my writing, please see https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Thomas-Cook/ If you like this resource, please leave a review to help me provide the best historical resources in future.
The Workhouses of Victorian Britain
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The Workhouses of Victorian Britain

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The workhouses of Victorian Britain are synonymous with Charles Dickens, poverty and the slums. The workhouses haunted cities like ghostly spectres. They loomed threateningly in people’s consciousness as the working class fought hard to make ends meet. Families tried all sorts of ways to pay the bills before succumbing to the indignity and horror of the Victorian workhouse. This is a social history resource which uses genuine historical data to detail daily life in a Victorian workhouse. My resource on Victorian Investigative Journalism and Charles Dickens complements this one by including first hand accounts of conditions in a Victorian Workhouse. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 4 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for all your students including SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1740 words (9 pages) For another example of my writing, please see https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Thomas-Cook/ If you like this resource, please leave a review to help me provide the best historical resources in future.
Street Selling in the Victorian Era
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Street Selling in the Victorian Era

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A social history resource detailing street selling of the Victorian era and the types of goods poor working class Victorians sold to make a living. It includes research taken from Henry Mayhew’s ‘London Labour and the London Poor’ and includes coffee sellers, mud larks and pure finders amongst others. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 5 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1817 words (11 pages)
The Role of Charity in the Victorian Era
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The Role of Charity in the Victorian Era

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A social history resource outlining the role of charity in the Victorian era and drawing parallels with how we live today, this is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 2 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 709 words.
Food of the Working Class in the Victorian Era
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Food of the Working Class in the Victorian Era

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Working class Victorians had to rely upon local, seasonal, fresh food, which was plentiful and cheap, but perhaps a little boring. A social history resource detailing the basics of the working class diet including meat, fish and drinks. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 2 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for all your students including SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1083 words (6 pages) For another example of my writing, please see https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Thomas-Cook/ If you like this resource, please leave a review to help me provide the best historical resources in future.
Poverty in the Victorian Era
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Poverty in the Victorian Era

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A social history resource detailing the poverty in Victorian England, particularly London. I explain how poor people were trapped in a cycle of poverty due to a lack of education, a lack of opportunities and slum housing. This is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 4 clear pictures and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for all your students including SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1465 words (8 pages) For another example of my writing, please see https://www.historic-uk.com/CultureUK/Thomas-Cook/ If you like this resource, please leave a review to help me provide the best historical resources in future.
An Introduction to Charles Dickens and his Journalism
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An Introduction to Charles Dickens and his Journalism

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A social history resource outlining the life of Charles Dickens and his journalism, this is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. It is presented in size 18 font with 1 clear picture of Dickens and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to your sharing platform to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. 1081 words.
Victorian Investigative Journalism and Charles Dickens
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Victorian Investigative Journalism and Charles Dickens

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A social history resource outlining journalism in the Victorian era, this is ideal for English KS3/KS4 students as it provides crucial context for the 19th century novel. I introduce Henry Mayhew and show examples of Charles Dickens’ journalism on water and the workhouse. It is presented in size 18 font with 1 clear picture and no extra clutter making it perfect for vision impaired students, those who wear glasses or have ASD/ADHD/dyslexia. When you set research for homework, print this out or upload to Teams to make it easier for your SEN students to access good quality historical writing. This is an editable word document so it is easy for you to make the font smaller or bigger if you so wish. You could add this to my other resources to make a historical context study pack for your students. 973 words. 4 pages.
A Guide to Vision Impairment and How to Support Students in a Mainstream Secondary School
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A Guide to Vision Impairment and How to Support Students in a Mainstream Secondary School

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Do you teach a student with a vision impairment? Are you to support a student with a vision impairment and don’t know where to start? Then this guide is for you! Based upon my own experience, training and research, “A Guide to Vision Impairment and How to Support Students in a Mainstream Secondary School” offers key, practical advice including how to modify resources, the best ways to help in practical lessons and how to encourage the vision impaired student to self advocate. My guide also includes descriptions of the different vision impairments and the impact these can have on education, practical ways to overcome difficulties and how technology can be usefully engaged to support students with vision impairment. It demystifies exam access arrangements and offers advice on everything from transition day in year 6 to leaving school in year 11. Bursting with tips, tricks and further reading, this guide offers a positive start to making high quality learning for vision impairment students at secondary school accessible and attainable. I have split the guide into 11 sections so you can pick the right one and dive straight in or start at the beginning - it is up to you! Let my guide show you how supporting students with vision impairment is fun, challenging and ultimately rewarding! 27,400 words (72 A4 pages) Don’t forget to claim the cost of this guide back from your place of work :)