Everyday Life in the Industrial Revolution

Teachers' notes

Curriculum links:

KS2/3 History The Victorians - Industrialisation, Victorian children, Industrial change 1750 -1900

KS3 Citizenship Human Rights - Children's rights

Everyday Life During the Industrial Revolution looks at the lives of families during Britainís transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Was life better for them 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?


Background information is included but there are also practical tasks to complete (see Worksheets links below). Children can experience trying to make ends meet, including doing the family shopping. They can try their hand at making some Victorian recipes popular with the working classes, and they can make a fizzy bath bomb from simple ingredients to help remove some of the factory grime.


Link to 'Craft Made From Graft' main page

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