This lesson sequence for Year 8 or 9 students was written by Anne Hooper from Sandhurst School in Berkshire.
Overall enquiry question
Did working for ‘King Coal’ enable you to live like a prince?
- investigate the reasons for migration from rural areas to urban during the late 19th century through contemporary sources
- form and test hypothesis using a variety of source material
- investigate the living standards in South Wales mining valleys around 1904 using the Board of Trade survey dataset
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