Y8 – 15/04/16

Due: 21/04 (Issued: 15/04)

Task

Research the Poor Law of 1834 and Workhouses to answer the following questions:

  1. What were they meant to do?
  2. Why were they so bad?

Musts

  1. At least two paragraphs
  2. Each paragraph must be at least 5-8 sentences long.

Research links

The Poor Law

  • http://workhouses.org.uk/poorlaws/
  • http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/1834-poor-law/
  • http://www.historyhome.co.uk/peel/poorlaw/poorlaw.htm

The Workhouse

  • http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians/workhouses.html
  • http://www.workhouses.org.uk/life/rules.shtml
  • http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/oliver-twist-and-the-workhouse

Extension

  1. Make links to Oliver Twist.
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