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Players have to match names and brief descriptions of groundbreaking Acts of Parliament to the correct time period to achieve the maximum score.
Classes can choose to focus on a particular topic or take questions on a range of welfare and reform issues for a broader overview of how British democracy and working life has changed since the start of the nineteenth century.
Three levels of difficulty allow you to tailor the activity to suit your students, from key classes of students aged 6-11 learning about Victorian Britain through to students aged 16-19 focusing on modern social reform.
This resource supports the history curriculum.
Students will learn about:
- Changes in social conditions in the Victorian era and twentieth century Britain
- The journey towards universal suffrage and voting rights for women
- Key legislation outlawing child labour and restricting working hours
- Increases in public health and welfare services in the last 200 years
- Significant Acts of Parliament extending provision of education
Walkthrough guides are available to download below, to help you make the most of the resource. Turn straight to section 4 in the PDF to find the relevant instructions.
After launching the Timeline Challenge, you can also access other activities relating to UK legislation via the main menu at the side of the resource.
Timeline Challenge Level 1
Distinguish Victorian voting and welfare reform laws from those in the 20th and 21st centuries - for key stage 2 students.
Walkthrough Guide Level 1
A walkthrough guide to the Timeline Challenge Level 1 - for teachers.
Timeline Challenge Level 2
Distinguish welfare and voting reform laws in the Victorian period, early 20th century and late 20th century - for lower secondary students.
Walkthrough Guide Level 2
A walkthrough guide to the Timeline Challenge Level 2 - for teachers.
Timeline Challenge Level 3
Fine-tune your students' knowledge of welfare and voting reform laws from 1800 - for upper secondary students.
Walkthrough Guide Level 3
A walkthrough guide to the Timeline Challenge Level 3 - for teachers.