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Introducing the letter from Muriel

In this lesson, the children work as History Detectives, investigating a letter found in an attic. The letter was written in 1874 by Muriel, a homesick 8-year-old girl.

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Muriel’s letter (2 pages)

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    Learning intention
  • To use and investigate a primary source
  • To ask and answer questions, using evidence from a range of sources
  • To use a range of sources to build empathy and understanding of an era
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