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In this live virtual session children will explore Local History, discovering how the famous biscuit manufacturer, Huntley & Palmers, changed Victorian Reading from 1822 to 1900. Children will explore significant events, people and places working with a range of sources, such as maps, objects, photographs and census records to understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed.

The teacher pack for this session will include:

1- Downloadable resources for activities during the session

  • Worksheet 1 – Biscuit tins or biscuit packs?
  • Worksheet 2 – Map
  • Worksheet 3 – Census
  • Resources 1 – Map of Reading circa 1900
  • Resources 2 – Biscuit tins images

2 - Downloadable resources for follow-up activities in the classroom

  • Post-Activity 1 – timeline
  • Post-Activity 2 – images for discussion

We recommend booking this session with Victorian Childhood Virtual Session

Notes for teachers

  • Key Stage 1, 2 
  • This session has been designed to support the study of local trade and industry in the Victorian period.