7. How did Lord Shaftesbury improve the lives of Victorian children?
A full lesson for KS2 exploring how Lord Shaftesbury worked through the Factory Act and other campaigns to improve the lives of Victorian children. This resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
How did Lord Shaftesbury improve the lives of Victorian children?
In this lesson, pupils will learn how Lord Shaftesbury campaigned to improve children’s lives. After learning about the Factory Act, pupils will write a letter from Lord Shaftesbury to the government proposing changes to the law. Finally, pupils will have the opportunity to link Lord Shaftesbury’s work to the legacy of other significant figures from history.
- To explore why Lord Shaftesbury was an important figure
- To find out how Lord Shaftesbury’s campaigns improved children’s lives during the Victorian period
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)