Victorian School Rules From
“Children should not speak unless spoken to” to “Children with nits,
fleas or contagious diseases should not attend school” - Find out
whether you could abide by Victorian school rules.
Victorian Britain The BBC’s site on children in Victorian Britain.
This interesting and fun historical site gives an insight into the
lives of Victorian children, and is designed for children age 9-11
years. It covers children at work, at school, and at play. You can
learn all about the rules for Victorian playground games – like
Hopscotch! With animations, games and video clips, this site’s a
lot of fun!
Explore a Victorian House! A great cartoon with Josie and Gleep
the alien visiting a Victorian House to find out how people lived
a hundred years ago in Victorian times.
Play a Peeler An online presentation from The Learning Curve
all about Victorian Britain, with questions, fun activities and
timelines. In the “Lawless” section you can play the part of a “Peeler”
– a Victorian policeman. Spot the crime, arrest the criminals, and
even set the punishment – but don’t let the offender escape!
How Queen Victoria Changed School Rules forever! When Queen Victoria
came to the throne in 1837 very few ordinary children went to school
– they had to work to earn some much needed money for their families.
By the end of Queen Victoria's reign the law required all children
to attend school. This website shows how this change in the law
made an education available for all.
All about the Victorians A great site written by Nettlesworth
Primary School in Durham. Lots of useful, clear information and
photographs – worth a visit!
More about the Victorians Another informative and fun
site from a primary school – this time Snaith Primary in East Yorkshire!
Victorians on the Web Lots of links to Victorian sites from Sir
Robert Hitcham’s Primary School in Suffolk!
Victorian Web Portal If you want to find more Victorian sites –
try this one first!
Victorian Robots! Bet you didn’t know they had robots in Victorian
times! I’m not kidding! Check out this site claiming to have the
biggest collection of images and information on Victorian-era
on the Web. Read all about the world's first robot, the Steam Man,
created in 1865! Later robots such as the Electric Man, the Automatic
Man, and Boilerplate are all covered in details – with photos.
The site has even been declared "cool" by NASA!
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