Victorian Posters

Chimney sweeps, street urchins, and Queen Victoria — very different characters living in the very same era. A collection of images enhances any lesson on Victorian England, making a great addition to classroom decoration, slideshows, or a creative puppet show.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign one character to each group and encourage them to write a short story or play about him or her
  • Have individuals conduct research on each occupation or social class in the images
Classroom Considerations

  • Pictures are in color, and may not come out well in black and white
Pros

  • Adaptable for any classroom context
  • Portrays an array of characters from the Victorian era
Cons

  • Illustrations are not professional