Local History: Industrial Middleton
This project will focus on the social and geographical changes in Middleton over the course of the Industrial Revolution. The children will discover what life was like for the population of Middleton in the 1800s, particulary children. The children will be given the opportunity to analyse primary resource and understand what they can tell us about the Industrial Revolution.
❇ MEMORABLE MOMENT
A visit to the local library to access the records, photos, maps and the many other sources they have to offer about the Industrialisation of Middleton.
️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES
🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
A visit to Middleton Library.
Unit Sequence: Learning Intentions
1. What was the Industrial Revolution? – Using secondary sources, the children will compare life before the Industrial Revolution (1750) to after the Industrial Revolution. The children will know some of the causes and effects of the Industrial Revolution.
2. How did Middleton change during the Industrial Revolution? Middleton Library Visit – The children will analyse a variety of primary sources to understand how Middleton changed during the Industrial Revolution.
3. What was life like for children during the Industrial Revolution in Middleton? The children will analyse primary sources, including images, cartoons and newspaper recordings, to deduct what life was like for children during the Industrial Revolution. The children will present their work as a freeze frame.
🏁 BIG FINISH
Creating a freeze frame to show what life was like for children in Middleton during the Industrial Revolution.
📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)
Various primary source newspaper articles.