Lesson : Charitable Giving Through History


This lesson looks at the meaning and history of charity and their role in society both past and present. It looks at the role of the Victorian workhouse and alms houses.  It also explores how the government helps those in need. 

Cross curricular links: History, Numeracy

Learning Activities

  • Discussion to help children understand  why people sometimes need help
  • Hot seating in roles of Victorian Workhouse staff and ‘inmates’
  • Voting on favourite causes and charities