Interpretation and poor Victorian Children

Year 6 Scheme of Work

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

Interpretation and poor Victorian Children

Please note: this resource pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum.

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.

This is one a set of Year 6 schemes of work arising from the 2005 KS2-KS3 History Transitions Project.