Crime and Punishment

Our ‘Curriculum Topics’ use the phrasing of the National Curriculum to help you find content that can be used to teach each individual module. Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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4099 is my name (SEND)

How can we share the experiences of someone who lived in the past?
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Cats and mice

What tactics were used by suffragettes, police and government?
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Crime and Punishment: Robert Peel

How was law enforcement changed by Sir Robert Peel’s new Metropolitan Police Force?
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Four days’ hard labour

What was life like for a Victorian child criminal?
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Holding History

What is 'The National Archives'?
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LGBTQ+ Rights in Britain

How have changes in laws and attitudes affected LGBTQ+ people in Britain?
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Protest and Democracy 1816 to 1818, part 1

Was this the start of mass politics in Britain?
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Punishment in the workhouse – Lesson One

What can ‘pauper voices’ reveal about punishments for workhouse children?
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Punishment in the workhouse – Lesson Two

What can ‘pauper voices’ reveal about attitudes towards punishments in the workhouse?

Time Travel Club Activities

Discovering The National Archives
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Victorian family history

How can we find out about the life of a Victorian child?
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Victorian Railways

Did they create more crime?
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How can we find out about what Whitechapel was like in 1888?