The Homesick Girl's Letter: Key Stage 2


This module provides KS2 pupils with their first introduction to a primary source. The children work as History Detectives, examining a letter from a homesick Victorian girl for clues about its origins.

With the help of old postcards and maps, they work outwards from the letter to explore the girl's street and surroundings. In follow-up lessons, they go on a web quest to learn about Victorian childhood and create a timeline of the girl's life.