Victorian Children at Work

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All work and no play? Sounds like the lives of children during the Victorian Era! A photographic presentation shows case studies, images, and easy-to-understand language that effectively explains the working conditions of children at the time and compares that to working conditions today. The resource serves as an effective method of direct instruction.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Show a film about the Victorian Era to complement the presentation
  • Extend learning by assigning scholars an essay where they put themselves in one of the Victorian children's shoes
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a device that shows the entire class the presentation
Pros
  • Effectively uses images to explain otherwise difficult concepts
  • Describes the lives of children at the end of the presentation in the first person, which puts working conditions in perspective 
Cons
  • None
Common Core