1834 Poor Laws
Kind of Activity:
Understand what the 1834 Poor Laws were, why they were enacted, and what they meant for the poor
Common Core Standards:
Have students research the 1834 Poor Laws here: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/1834-poor-law/. Provide a blank outline for students to complete as they read, as well as an organizer with prompts asking students to take notes on what what the 1834 Poor Laws were, why they were enacted, and why many people, including Charles Charles, opposed them.
Reconvene as a class and divide students into two groups, PRO and CON. Hold a short...
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