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The Victorian Schoolroom by Trevor May

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Published by Shire Publications .
Written in English


  • Schools,
  • Social history,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • History,
  • Modern - 19th Century,
  • History - General History

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7963081M
ISBN 100747802432
ISBN 109780747802433

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Offers a fascinating and detailed look into a Victorian schoolroom. Makes leaarning fun - modern children will identify with familiar aspects such as life at school. Highly illustrated and with a lively design, this book is ideal for children at Key Stage 2. The figure of the governess is very familiar from nineteenth-century literature. Much less is known about the governess in reality. This book is the first rounded exploration of what the life of the home schoolroom was actually like. Drawing on original diaries and a variety of previously undiscovered sources, Kathryn Hughes describes why the period was the classic age of governesses. This book traces the development of Victorian schools and reveals the evolving role and status of the teacher, and the schoolroom environment itself. Using contemporary sources, Trevor May explores life in the schoolrooms of Victorian England and Wales, the ways in which lessons were planned and taught, and the equipment and teaching resources 3/5(1).   The schoolroom door, which opened directly into her private room, was closed upon me, and the key turned in the lock butt all my hurts and bruises were insufficient to distract my attention from the peculiarly warm and excited glances which passed from papa towards my governess, whose face was suffused with blushes, and her eyes turned down, as.

Synopsis This work focuses on the different objects that can be found in the schoolroom. The author uses primary quotes and poems which relate closely to the illustrations, to create a complete picture of a Victorian schoolchild's experience. About the Author Brian Moses lives in the village Author: Brian Moses. Scriptural Hints for the Nursery and School-Room. The Victorian Schoolroom has been a popular addition to Reading Museum since Its history goes much further back to Katesgrove school. The first sessions were created in the space and with the desks and furnishings of the real Victorian Katesgrove school that . Your students will discover what Victorian children learnt in this true-to-life schoolroom activity! Now set in the historic Abbey Gateway building, just a short walk from the Museum, the children will really get a sense of history while they learn about the way school was run in the Victorian period.

  On Monday 3rd March girls in Prep 6 at Farlington School travelled back in time to to experience a day in a typical Victorian schoolroom. The girls, aged ten and eleven, spent the day in Victorian dress and discovered what it was like to be a Victorian school child. The inclement weather did not stop them from enjoying the day.   Reading Victorian Schoolrooms examines the numerous schoolroom scenes in nineteenth-century novels during the fraught era of the Victorian education debates. As Gargano argues, the fiction of mainstream and children’s writers such as Dickens, Brontë, and Carroll reflected widespread Victorian anxieties about the rapid institutionalization of. The Victorians have a reputation for being prim, proper and persnickety. As a member of the upper class in Victorian England (during the reign of Queen Victoria, ), one had to know the exhaustive rules of etiquette that went along with one's , many of these rules seem arbitrary and silly: Does it really matter the order in which dinner party guests enter the dining room? In the Victorian schoolroom, children progressed from using slates to using books, and to writing with an ink pen. Copy books were called this because children copied out the alphabet, or lines of writing, from examples they were given. They had to do several rows of copying. Through doing this repetitive copying, children were able to practice.