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Teachers' Notes

Resource created by: Kirklees Community History Services

This resource provides information on various aspects of Victorian life, with particular reference to Huddersfield.


Curriculum Links

  • KS2 English/Literacy - Reading and discussing a wide range of texts, including non-fiction and poetry
  • KS2 History - What was it like for children living in Victorian Britain?
  • The resource will also support Drama and Citizenship. 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand more about children's lives and the development of the local area
  • Discuss and analyse a variety of different sources to help develop ideas for independent work
  • Develop their own material using the content of the resource.


See each individual chapter below for discussion ideas.

There are also a series of audio clips featuring Yorkshire dialect poems, extracts from a workhouse resident and an extract from Dickens' 'David Copperfield':