The Industrial Revolution and the impact on factory workers
Site: Armley Mills
History, PSHE, Literacy
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
Armley Mills provides the stimulus for students to explore the theme of nineteenth century factory reform. Using various primary/secondary resources students are set the challenge of collecting evidence to support their arguments for or against factory reform.
Pupils will explore the arguments for and against the Luddites, assess the effectiveness of their campaign, analyse the methods used by the campaigners and access historical sources from the campaign itself, including artefacts, photographs, songs, poems, letters and speeches.
Schools are encouraged to allow pupils to devise their own campaign back at school using the methods they've learnt from the historical campaign.
For more information or to make a booking, contact the Learning & Access Officer or on 0113 3783177.
History key concepts: develop a cohernet chronological narrative, understand continuity and change
History key topics: ideas, political power, industry and empire, Britian 1745-1901
PSHE: Being active citizens
Literacy: speaking and listening
Cost: £60 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30