Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Liberal Welfare Reforms 1906-11 : Young People
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* Extract from a letter by Mr William Hall to The Yorkshire Post on the health of children, published in 1903
(PRO ref: PC 8/584)
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* PRO: PC8/584; extract from a letter; 1903 *
How to use this source to help you answer the big question   *
You need to study the source carefully before you decide whether it supports or contradicts any of the reasons in the Big Question.
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* What does the source tell me about the health of children at the time? *
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* What does it tell me about the scale of the problem of unhealthy children? *
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* What reasons does Mr Hall give for the poor health of children? *
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* Do you think Mr Hall's attitude towards the parents is fair? *
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* What makes you think Mr Hall is a good/weak source of information? *
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* Do his points agree or disagree with your own knowledge or other sources? *
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* Does his language and tone give you confidence in him? *
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* Does it surprise you that the Liberals introduced free school meals (1906) and compulsory medical inspections (1907)? *
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