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Further research
A huge number of Romantic and Victorian literary treasures, expert comment, documentary film and teachers' notes can be found at this database of material relating to the period

Victorian Powys For Key Stage 2

The Powys County Archives Office has created a website on which the history of this vast county in mid-Wales can be explored through primary source material, which has hitherto only been available in libraries, record offices and museums across Wales. The site, with over 500 pages of on-line material, can be viewed at Powys County Archives Office.


The Learning Curve snapshots of Victorian Britain

The Learning Curve has created snapshots of Victorian Britain in the links below:
Florence Nightingale: Why do we remember Florence Nightingale?
Say 'Cheese'! Queen Victoria's family photograph.
19th Century People: What can we tell from this photograph?
Past Pleasures: How did the Victorians have fun?
The 1834 Poor Law: What did people think of the New Poor Law?
The 1833 Factory Act:Did it solve the problem of children in factories?
Victorian Homes: Was there much difference between rich and poor homes?
19th Century Life: What was living in late 19th century Trimdon Grange like?
Mining Disaster: What happened at the Trimdon Grange mining disaster?
Slavery: How did the Abolition Acts of 1807 and 1833 affect slavery?
Victorian children in trouble with the law.
A Victorian Prison: Why were Victorian prisons so tough?
How We Were Taught: What was school like nearly 100 years ago?
Rob Roy: A Victorian railway accident.
The Streets of London: Late Victorian London.
School dinners: Why were school dinners brought in?
Life aboard the Titanic Who was on board?

Key stage 3/4:
The Charles Booth Online Archive is a searchable resource giving access to archive material from the Booth collections of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (the Library of the London School of Economics and Political Science) and the University of London Library.The archives of the British Library of Political and Economic Science contain the original records from Booth's survey into life and labour in London, dating from 1886-1903. The archives of the University of London Library contain Booth family papers from 1799 to 1967.
A very comprehensive site with lots of links on different aspects of the Victorian period. This is a useful site for teachers and older pupils carrying out research.
Child Labour Simulation A historical simulation on child labour. Each student is given the name of a person involved in the debate over the issue of children working in textile factories in the early part of the 19th century. The characters are divided into eight different categories: Factory Owners: Supporting Child Labour, Factory Owners Opposing Child Labour, Campaigners Against Child Labour, Supporters of Child Labour, Doctors Opposing Child Labour, Doctors Supporting Child Labour, Child Workers: Girls and Child Workers: Boys. Each student then used the Internet to discover details of their character and their views on child labour. Each student writes a brief biography of their character and prepares a speech for a debate entitled: "Parliament should pass legislation making it illegal for children under the age of twelve to work in textile factories."
A useful site giving information about the workhouse, conditions, education, buildings, and locations in Britain. The site also uses a lot of photographs.

Key stage 2/3: From the collections at Tiverton Museum, the site covers a number of themes which allow you to explore original Victorian artefacts. All of the objects were used by people in Victorian times and from them we can learn something about how these people lived.