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Student Capabilities





Evidence could be in:

Student Capabilities

Goals

Content

Teaching and Learning

Assessment

Creative and critical thinkers










Enterprising problem-solvers













Skilled and empathetic communicators










Informed and ethical decision-makers












Environmentally and culturally aware citizens












Confident and capable users of technologies












Independent and self-managing learners












Collaborative team members













Resources

Refer to pages 41-79 for resource.



Britain in the Victorian Age M Value: 1.0

Student Profile


Student with a mild to moderate intellectual disability

Prerequisites:

Nil

Specific Unit Goals


This unit should enable students to:


A unit before Modification

M unit after Modification

  • demonstrate investigation and interpretation skills necessary to analyse historical information and achieve independence in researching

  • demonstrate comprehension skills necessary to recognise historical information and themes

  • communicate a logically developed and focussed argument to convey historical positions or ideas

  • demonstrate knowledge, awareness and understanding of significant individuals, social groups, places, events and technologies related to the Victorian Age

  • identify significant individuals, social groups, places, events, movements and technologies related to the Victorian Age

  • identify major themes in Victorian society and literature

  • identify legacy and themes in Victorian society and literature



Content


A unit before Modification

M unit after Modification

A study of this unit should include the following topics. There is scope for some areas to be treated in more depth than others. Topics for study will be guided by teacher expertise and student interest.

  • Industrialisation and urbanisation

  • The Great Exhibition 1851

  • The Whitechapel Murders 1888

  • Darwin - impact and influence on Victorian society

  • Life/work of literary canons - Dickens, The Brontes, Conan-Doyle, Tennyson

  • Social change during the Victorian period

  • Women in Victorian society – roles, images, reactions

  • Development of democracy and political change during the Victorian period

  • Exploration and the growth of the Empire - Burton , Speke, Livingstone

  • The Crimean War - Florence Nightingale, The Charge of the Light Brigade

A study of this unit should include the following topics. There is scope for some areas to be treated in more depth than others. Topics for study will be guided by teacher expertise and student interest.

  • Women in Victorian society – roles, images, reactions

  • Development of democracy and political change during the Victorian period

  • The Crimean War




A study of each topic could include an examination of:

  • entertainment and leisure

  • crime and punishment

  • work

  • morality

  • class structure

  • literature

  • art

  • sport

  • technology and scientific discovery

A study of each topic could include an examination of:

  • entertainment and leisure

  • crime and punishment

  • art

  • sport

  • technology and scientific discovery




Teaching and Learning Strategies

Refer to page 30.



Assessment

Refer to Assessment Task Types Guide on page 32.


Student Capabilities





Evidence could be in:

Student Capabilities

Goals

Content

Teaching and Learning

Assessment

Creative and critical thinkers










Enterprising problem-solvers













Skilled and empathetic communicators










Informed and ethical decision-makers












Environmentally and culturally aware citizens












Confident and capable users of technologies












Independent and self-managing learners












Collaborative team members













Resources

Refer to pages 41-79 for resource.




Specific Unit Resources


Texts




Bronte E

Wuthering Heights

Cruttenden, Aidan

The Victorians: English literature in its historical, cultural & social contexts, Facts on File, New York, 2003.

Darwin Charles

The Origin of the Species

Dickens Charles

Oliver Twist

Doyle AC

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Drabble Margaret

For Queen and Country - Britain in the Victorian Age Andre Deutsch 1978

Harrison S

The Diary of Jack The Ripper London 1993

Hughes T

Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Keating HRF

Sherlock Holmes - The Man And His World Thames and Hudson 1979

Kerr-Jarrett, Andrew

Life in the Victorian age, Reader’s Digest, London, 1996.

Life in Victorian times

(series)

Belitha Press, London, 1999.

Mayhew Henry

London Labour and the London Poor Penguin 1985

McKenzie, John M. (ed.)

The Victorian vision: inventing new Britain, V & A, London, 2001.

Nicholson Shirley

A Victorian Household Barrie and Jenkins 1988

Pearsall R

The Worm In The Bud Pelican 1971

Perkin, Joan

Victorian women, John Murray, Cambridge, 1993.

Tannahill Reay

Sex In History London 1980

Tenneyson Alfred

Choice Of Verse

Walvin James

Victorian Values Andre Deutsch 1987

Wood Anthony

Nineteenth Century Britain 1815-1914 Longman 1982

Youngson AJ

The Scientific Revolutions In Victorian Medicine ANU Press 1979


Film and Documentaries

A New World for Sure

The Elephant Man

Dracula


Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Jack The Ripper

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Oliver Twist

Great Expectations

The Diary of Jack The Ripper

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Audio-Visual


‘Empire of good intentions’ History of Britain, DVD, BBC, Bristol, 2002.

‘How to be a Victorian’ The 1900 house, Wall to Wall TV, London, 1999.

‘Whitechapel murders’ Secret History, VHS, Just Television, US, 1996.
Websites

www.victorianweb.org

www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/victoria.html

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online

viewed 25 September, 2009, http://darwin-online.org.uk/, 2009.

Dixon, Kevin ‘Darwin & Victorian society’ Darwin 200 in Devon, viewed 25 September, 2009, http://www.devonhumanists.org.uk/d200dev/?page_id=271, 2009.

Landow, George, P. The Victorian Web, viewed 25 September, 2009, http://www.victorianweb.org/, 2008.


These were accurate at the time of publication.

Please see the Bibliography on page 31 of part 1 of the course for further resources.



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