Bringing History to Life Beyond the Classroom
A full day of lessons based around an inspection of a Victorian classroom. Your inspector Mr O.F. Sted will be assuring the appropriate standards are being maintained, with strict discipline.
For a more authentic feel, a hall (preferably) or a classroom should be laid out with chairs and tables in rows. Copies of each class register will be used for a Victorian registration. Likewise, photocopies from the provided master copybook will be needed for your children to use. Each child will also need to bring a two pence coin to pay for their day’s education (all coins will be returned to the class teacher).
What might the day include?
Victorian school days are a great opportunity for children to dress up. Although discipline will be strict, the emphasis is on having FUN, using artefacts, role-play, and games to teach history in an engaging and meaningful way. A Victorian school day can include any or all of these topics:
o Rules in the classroom;
o School prayer and religious instruction/assembly;
o Reading, spelling and vocal gymnastics;
o Handwriting (with dip pens);
o Arithmetic with slates;
o Physical drill;
o History and Geography of the time;
o Object lessons using Victorian toys and games.
Paper towels may be needed in the event of an ink spillage!
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