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Teamwork - Respect - Aim High

Week Beginning Monday 4th May

How did the coming of the railway affect people’s lives?



Take a look at the video on this link


What have you learnt?

Do you think the coming of the railway was a postive or a negative thing?

Do you think it depends on who you are?

Can you create a pros and cons list for the new railway in Britain? Down below, you will find a link to a sheet with some ideas - try sorting them into pros and cons. You could even role play a debate at home!

Can you write a diary entry from the point of view of a Victorian about the railway coming near your home? Who will you be? A child? A railway worker? How does the railway affect your life?


I have attached more links below to help you learn about the coming of the railway in Victorian Britain.