Why might some people say this is a ‘national disgrace’?
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Find three threats to public health in the first 12 lines. Draw a large poo with wisps of smell and flies rising from it. Write the threats to health inside the poo. Label the diagram: Threats to public health in York in 1906.
What was life expectancy for working class men and women in York at this time?
What was the average height of a working class man? How tall are you?
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Find 2 reasons why working class people got rickets.
Who was Joseph Rowntree and what makes him an expert on the working class in York?
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Charles Booth discovered that people fell into poverty because of factors beyond their control. Explain what these factors were.
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In 1899, the Boer ____ broke out. Many working class men volunteered to fight but ___% of them were too unhealthy to join the army. This was a shock to the government because Europe was dividing into two armed camps and many believed Germany and her allies were a threat to Great Britain. Germany already had sickness and unemployment ___________ so German workers were healthier than British workers. The government set up a ________ Commission in 1905 to make changes to the Poor ______. The Liberal Party believed the government had to act to improve public health but many Conservatives believed in laisser ________. They did not think it was right for a government to interfere in people’s lives.