5. How did the Victorians respond to the new railways?
A full lesson for KS2 about the introduction of the railways to Victorian Britain, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
How did the Victorians respond to the new railways?
This lesson looks at the introduction of the railways during the Victorian period. Pupils will think about their own experiences of rail travel and consider what travel was like before the railways were built. They will learn about how the new railways impacted people in positive and negative ways using case studies and role-play activities, before writing a letter to explain one character’s perspective on the new railways.
- To find out how the introduction of the railways changed travel and trade
- To explain different viewpoints about the new railways
The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.
This lesson is part of the KS2History Victorians Planning Pack.
1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)
1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)