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Craft Made From Graft

Teachers' notes, activities and linked resources

This resources developed from a learning pack for teachers entitled 'Craft Woven From Graft', created by Huddersfield Local Studies Library.The pack deals with the industrialisation of the woollen industry at this time, factory conditions, and especially the use of child labour. 

Craft Made from Graft consists of several linked resources 


Amongst them you will find information, practical tasks and games. Children can make a simple weaving loom, a bath bomb, create a stained glass window or recreate a Victorian recipe. They can budget household expenses or mount a campaign for reform, whilst empathising with the sufferings of working children in Victorian factories and mines.

Curriculum links:

KS2 Citizenship - Children's rights - human rights
KS3 Citizenship - Human Rights
KS2 History - The Victorians - Industrialisation

KS3 History - Industrial Change 1750-1900

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of the lives of people during a period of immense change Understanding of how Industrial Revolution affected ordinary people Skills to contrast past and present conditions and empathise with others

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