Past In Pictures : A Photographic View of Home Life
Part of a series providing a pictoral look at life in hospitals, prisons, schools, the home, on holiday and during World War One from Victorian times to present day. Produced in partnership with The National Archives, these books look at everyday life in Britain and during the War.
Children will be able to see the homes people lived in, how they cooked, how they furnished and decorated their homes, and how they spent their leisure time. A fascinating journey depicted in photographs from Victorian times to present day.
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Staff Reviews The Past in Pictures: A photographic view of... series published by The National Archives and Wayland Press, is a must for any primary school and home library. The series covers a wide range of themes such as Crime and Punishment, Schools, Home Life, Holidays and Hospitals, giving a broad insight into our social history over the last couple of centuries.
For any teacher or parent tackling the issue of teaching chronology and wanting to engage children with a sense of the past, these books are a great resource. Each book offers a visual timeline across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries using original photographs to be found in the collections at The National Archives.
In The Photographic view of Home life there are interesting photographs that relate to domestic service and the emergence of various new technologies. They show how home life has been transformed over the last two centuries. My favourite is a fascinating picture of a couple listening to an early home built radio in 1925.
All books contain a helpful "Questions to ask and explore" section for teachers, parents or carers to use as guide to teach children, covering each individual photograph in the book. There is also a useful glossary and links section to help children read independently.
This is a really engaging series of books which encourages school children or anybody who is interested in social history to ask questions about our past.
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