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History at Key Stage 2

Unit 13: How has life in Britain
         changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
Who were the Victorians? When did they live?

The Victorian Era is the name given to the
period in history when Queen Victoria was
on the throne.

She was Queen from 1837 to 1901.

That’s more than 63 years, which is longer
than any other British monarch so far.

Victoria had 9 children, of which 4 would
later become monarchs: Edward VII,
George V, Edward VIII and George VI.

As well as English, Queen Victoria could speak German, French, Italian
and Latin.

                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
Who lived here in 1841?




                      1841                               1939-1945:
                                                         World War
                                                             II



                  1837-1901: The Victorian Era




                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                               History
Who lived here in 1841?

We can find out information about the people who lived in our
area by looking at a census.

What sort of facts might be recorded in a census?


       Name

                         Place of
                               birth
                                                       Names
                                                       of pets
                                                                             Job




           
         Hobbies
                                                       Size of
                                                                             Favourite



              
                                                                               food
                               Age                      family


                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
Who lived and worked in our area in 1891? What has changed?




                      1841                1891           1939-1945:
                                                         World War
                                                             II



                  1837-1901: The Victorian Era




                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
Who lived and worked in our area in 1891? What has changed?

Look at the census reports for our area between 1841 and 1891.

What changes do you notice? Why do you think there were changes?

Here are some reasons for change. Can you think of more?


                                                                    more jobs in
   new housing built
                                                                    factories or
   around workplaces                       easier to                    mills
                                          travel from
                                            place to
         population                           place
     increase- people                                           more things made
     are healthier and                                          by machines, less
        live longer                                             handmade things

                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
How had travel changed by 1891?

By 1891 people were able to
travel by train quite cheaply.

Is there a railway station in
our area?

Do you know when it was built?

                                                 Heavy goods, like coal and cotton
                                                 were carried by canal barge in
                                                 Victorian times.

                                                 The Victorians built lots of canals
                                                 to bring supplies to mills and
                                                 factories.

                                                 Is there a canal in our area?
                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
Where did people work in Victorian times?

During Victorian times there were great changes to the way people
worked. Many large factories and mills were built. Lots of them are
still around today.

Are there any buildings like these in your area?




                      Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
Unit 13: How has life in Britain changed since 1948?                         History
How did the arrival and expansion of the railways affect our area?


         People could travel between towns
                 much more quickly

                        Coach and canal boat companies lost
                             some of their customers

          The building of railways and tunnels
            had an effect on the landscape

                           A wider range of goods could be
                                traded between towns
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