Craft Made From Graft
Links to the Craft Made from Graft resources
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Download images and transcriptions of indentures belonging to two orphaned children who were apprenticed in 1811.
Children at Work
Learn about working conditions in the textile mills, coal mines and factories, and download an activity sheet comparing historic and contemporary material about child labour.
Explains the process of turning raw wool into finished fabric, including how cloth is dyed. Download worksheets showing how to make felt and how to make a cardboard loom.
Was life better for people in the town or country? Were they richer or poorer? How did they manage the budget? What did they eat and how did they manage to keep clean? Four activity sheets to download - make a fizzy bath bomb, manage the family budget or try out Victorian recipes.
Learn about Oastler and his campaign against child labour in the 19th Century; get some ideas for running your own campaigns; download a stained glass window activity sheet.
What were the main Acts of Parliament covering 19th Century child labour? Read first hand accounts of working conditions in the mills and factories (from Commissioners' Reports).