Charles Dickens and the Industrial Revolution
The Charles Dickens Museum teamed up with Year 5 teacher Edward Knight Hoggart to develop an upper KS2 history unit on Dickens and the Industrial Revolution.
This free, six-week history unit allows schools to study the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution through a different lens. From a board game and character case studies to quizzes and gameshows, this series of six lessons allow students to explore the impact of the Industrial Revolution through play, enquiry, and self-discovery. With a complete scheme of work and teacher and student resources provided, students will examine Victorian crime and punishment, key events during the Industrial Revolution, life of the rich and poor, and the life of Charles Dickens before completing a written assessment in which students will defend Oliver Twist in court from the charge of theft.
Lessons 5+ 6