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- Plan 1: Inventions that Changed the World
Subject Areas: Middle School Social Studies
Objective: Students will create small group projects that illustrate the positive and
negative impacts of the inventions of the Industrial Revolution, the ways this
revolution shaped Victoria's reign as Queen of England, and the ways this
invention contributed to the idea of a world economy.
- Plan 2: A Victorian News Magazine
Subject Areas: High School World History, Communication Arts, and Journalism
Objective: Students will create a special feature news magazine that highlights
Queen Victoria and her reign over England. Students will include
stories about key events, people, and politics of the time. Students
will use proper writing techniques when creating news and feature
stories as well as editorials. Magazines will focus on different decades
of Victoria's life from 1819 to 1901.
- Plan 3: The Role of Racism in Victoria's Empire
Subject Areas: High School World History, Sociology, and Communication Arts
Objective: Students will examine the role that racism played in the expansion of the
British Empire under the rule of Queen Victoria. They will then write a
paper discussing racism in other world governments and the long term
effects of racism on the people.
- Plan 4: Great Leaders of the Victorian Empire
Subject Areas: Middle School Social Studies and Communication Arts
Objective: Students will study several famous people who worked with
Queen Victoria during her reign. They will then create a
project that compares one of these leaders with a modern