Students have developed a detailed and critical understanding of the historical geography of Victorian London. Learning Outcomes. T he discussion questions. 1. What river flows through London?. 2. What public services did people need in Victorian London?.
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Students have developed a detailed and critical understanding
of the historical geography of Victorian London
The discussion questions.
1. What river flows through London?
2. What public services did people need in Victorian London?
3. What characteristics were there in Victorian London?
4. What economic activities were common in Victorian London?
The River Themes
To help keep order
A police force
To help people get around the growing city
To supply people with drinking water
To keep people from drinking untreated water from the River Thames (sanitation and health)
Londoners at the time generally could be divided into upper, middle, working, and under classes.
London grew as people from other parts of Britain and outside the country came to live there.
All types of businesses
from street stalls to major factories
- The Industrial Revolution changed the nature of the work.
Connected to the world by the Themes, the city attracted all types
The development of the building industry
New roads, railways, and housings were needed to accommodate
the fast-growing population.
Have students work in small groups to add relevant details to their charts in the Basic Activity.
about life in Victorian London.