8. What were Victorian schools like?
A full lesson for KS2 about Victorian schools, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.
What was life like for working Victorian children?
In this lesson, pupils will compare their own experiences of school to life in a Victorian classroom. Pupils will learn about key changes in the Victorian period regarding who could go to school. Then they will have the opportunity to role-play being a Victorian school pupil, completing three different activities from Victorian classrooms: drill, nature drawing and handwriting in the copperplate style.
- To find out how rules about who could go to school changed over the Victorian period
- To compare Victorian schools with modern-day schooling
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)