Living History – an interactive touring museum bringing Victorian life to your school.
Janette has used her wealth of knowledge and experience to design this unique museum, which aims to enrich your pupils’ knowledge and broaden their understanding of life in Victorian times. Dressed as the museum curator, she will introduce your pupils to eight Victorian children: upper class Elizabeth and George, servants Ada and Thomas, factory workers Nellie and Albert, and farm labourers Martha and Jacob. Pupils are encouraged to use the wide range of resources provided to explore and develop an understanding of the very different everyday lives of these eight characters. The museum touches on all areas of Queen Victoria’s reign, but the main focus is on the middle years (1850-1880).
Learning is interactive and involves dressing up in historically accurate costumes, creative role-play and handling and using multiple artefacts.
Janette can also create a Victorian classroom, in which pupils can experience the teaching methods and subject matter of the day, and gain an understanding of the harsh discipline pupils experienced when they transgressed!
The Museum is aimed at years 4-7, covering Key Stage 2 and can be tailored to suit the needs and requirements of any school or group of pupils.
Worksheets and Victorian Character information sheets are available for download, as well as a list of activities.