Queen Coal? Why should we remember Victorian mining women?
Teachers' notes and linked resources
This learning resource is the first in a series examining the changing roles played by women in the coal mining industry through the 19th and 20th centuries. The other resources include:
Downloads and related links are provided at the bottom of each page within the resource, to encourage further research.
KS3 History - Industrial Change 1750-1900
Aims of resource:
To provide archive material supporting thematic work on the role of women in the coal mining industry.
Knowledge of women’s roles in mining through a range of evidence
Understanding of key historical skills and processes of inquiry
Skills to present findings using a range of historical sources
- What factors within these women's histories do you feel are particularly remarkable or moving?
- What do they tell us about women's work in the past?
- What do these accounts suggest about women’s contribution to mining industry?
- What can we learn from the ways in which these stories are told?
- How do you think women’s roles have been remembered?
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