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20 October 2014
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London Life in 1605


This section of the Teachers' Resource Pack focuses on four main learning questions:

  1. What types of jobs did people do in 1605?
  2. What were houses like in 1605?
  3. What food and drink was available and common in 1605?
  4. What did people do for entertainment in 1605?

Aims and Objectives

The Doctor’s Detectives (5-7 year olds)

The students will gain an understanding of town life in 1605 including occupations, housing, food and drink and entertainment and they will be able to draw comparisons with their life in modern Britain.

Doctor's Detectives (5-7 years) (1.58MB)

Deep Cover Time Agents (7-11 year olds)

Students will gain a basic understanding of town life in 1605 including occupations, housing, food and drink and entertainment and draw comparisons with their life in modern Britain.

Deep Cover Time Agents (7-11 years) (2.14MB)

TARDIS Media Team (10-14 year olds)

The students will gain an understanding of London Life in the 1600s, including common occupations, houses and homes, food and drink and entertainment. They will be able to identify the differences in the lifestyles of the rich and the poor and draw comparisons with their own life in modern Britain.

TARDIS Media Team (10-14 years) (1.52MB)


Supporting Resources

Historical Objects, Characters, Environments and Useful Websites of particular relevance to the main learning questions investigated in the packs are available to download now:

Historical Objects (4.61MB)

Characters (2.98MB)

Environments (2.92MB)

Useful Websites (225KB)


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