Interpretation and poor Victorian Children

Scheme of Work 3

By Author: Geraint Brown and Simon Wall (Milton Primary School). Web Editor: Simon Brown, published 16th November 2010

This unit centres on the portrayal of poor, Victorian children. While factual knowledge about conditions in workhouses is an essential component of the unit, the main focus is on contrasting portrayals of one fictional Victorian child, Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist. The unit creates opportunities to analyse examples of films based on Dickens's novel and a documentary exploring reasons for differences between the way they portray poor, Victorian children.