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Lyon Street Tenements. The tenements in Lyon Street, Maryhill were an example of very poor standards of living in Glasgow during the 20 th century. Today we will identify what made the living standards so poor here. Lesson starter: Copy the paragraph below;. Today we will….

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Lyon street tenements

Lyon Street Tenements

The tenements in Lyon Street, Maryhill were an example of very poor standards of living in Glasgow during the 20th century. Today we will identify what made the living standards so poor here.

Lesson starter: Copy the paragraph below;


Today we will
Today we will…

  • Identify the reasons for poor standards of living in Lyon street, Glasgow



What do i need
What do I need?

  • A copy of the Lyon Street Worksheet

  • Housing Booklet page 18

  • Coloured pens


Today s task
Today’s Task

  • Page 18 gives you the census information for five households all living in one block in Lyon Street

  • Use the worksheet to fill in the details for each family

  • Then colour in the rest of the worksheet to look like a Glasgow tenement around 1900


Discussion questions
Discussion Questions

  • Which family in Lyons Street would have the lowest standard of living?

  • Why were most of the residents not born in Maryhill?

  • What problems would families like the McDonalds face in their house?


Extension
Extension

  • Create a poster in your jotter which gives details of slum housing in Scotland.


Today we will1
Today we will…

  • Identify the reasons for poor standards of living in Lyon street, Glasgow


Housing task 1
Housing Task 1

Copy and complete the following:

  • Lyon Street in _______ was a part of Glasgow famous for _____ housing. Many people in this area lived in ______ and __________ was a serious problem.

    Overcrowding Slum Maryhill Poverty


Homework for wednesday
Homework for Wednesday

  • Copy the following at the back of your jotter:

  • Imagine you lived in a slum in Glasgow like Lyon Street. Write a diary entry for a typical day in your life.

  • Your entry should be half a page at least.


Housing task 2 answer in sentences
Housing Task 2 – answer in sentences

  • How many rooms did slum houses tend to have?

  • What problems existed in slum houses? Give three examples.

  • What problem would be made worse by overcrowding?

  • Why did so many people move into slum housing in cities like Glasgow?

  • Why was rent for slum houses so high even though conditions were terrible?


Housing clips
Housing Clips

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/bad-housing-in-scotland-1880-1939/5665.html

  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/poor-housing-in-london-in-the-1880s/11072.html


Housing in glasgow
Housing in Glasgow

Lesson Starter

If you were in charge housing in Glasgow, what rules would you have?

e.g. must be built from good materials etc…



General ku question
General KU Question

  • Source A describes conditions in a slum in Glasgow in 1905.

    Source A

    On entering this dwelling I could see only one room which contained a small kitchen and two beds. There were 10 people living here – two adults and the rest children. Smoke from the fire was swirling around the room and the general area was very unclean.

  • What were housing conditions like in Glasgow slums at the beginning of the twentieth century? 4



General es question
General ES Question

  • Source A describes conditions in a slum in Glasgow in 1905. It was written by a government official visiting the slums.

    Source A

    On entering this dwelling I could see only one room which contained a small kitchen and two beds. There were 10 people living here – two adults and the rest children. Smoke from the fire was swirling around the room and the general area was very unclean.

  • How useful is Source A for investigating the conditions in Glasgow’s slums in the early twentieth century? 4


Extension1
Extension…

  • Design your perfect house in your jotter.

  • Label your house with all the parts which make it a good house.

  • E.g. big windows = good ventilation etc…