Download the accompanying worksheets (see links below) suitable for classroom activities.
Was life better for people once they left the countryside and settled in the towns? Were they richer or poorer?
How did they manage the budget? Could they afford to eat and if so what did they eat?
How did they manage to keep clean? Make a fizzy bath bomb from simple ingredients to help remove some of the factory grime.
Make some Victorian foods popular with the working classes.