This section of the Teachers' Resource Pack focuses on four main learning questions:
- What clothing did children wear in the 1600s?
- What were the main causes of ill health and what medicine was available in the 1600s?
- What was school like in the 1600s, and who attended?
- What did children do for fun and what toys and games were available in the 1600s?
The depth to which these questions will be discussed and answered will be determined by the students involved.
Aims and Objectives
The Doctor’s Detectives (5-7 year olds)
The students will gain a basic understanding of childhood in the 1600s, including clothing, toys and games, education and health.
Deep Cover Time Agents (7-11 year olds)
The students will gain an understanding of childhood in the 1600s including clothing, toys and games, education and health and draw comparisons with their life in modern Britain.
TARDIS Media Team (10-14 year olds)
The students will gain an understanding of childhood in the 1600s, including clothing, toys and games, education and health, and the differences in life experience and opportunities for the rich compared with the poor. Students will be encouraged to draw comparisons with their own life in modern Britain. They will also be helped to develop their ability to research, analyse and evaluate historical data in order to develop their own interpretations of the past and historical skills.
Historical Objects, Characters, Environments and Useful Websites of particular relevance to the main learning questions investigated in the packs are available to download now:
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