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Heritage Railways & Teaching Victorians - Start here

Heritage Railways & Teaching Victorians - Start here

  Heritage Railway Sites can be an exciting starting point for teaching and learning about Victorians.   Children need to know: How to find out about the past from a range of sources, ( e.g. stories, eyewitness accounts, pictures and photographs, artefacts, buildings, visits to sites and the use of ICT) They also need to know what was it...
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An interesting question

During a live video conference from the Kent & East Sussex Railway, with Tom Anderson, the actor playing Colonel Stephens one of the children asked him, "What is it like to be dead?". A click on the white arrow shows his answer to this interesting question.
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The Victorian Railway Age

The Victorian Railway Age

Queen Victoria came to the throne on 20th June 1837 when the railways had only just begun. The directors of the Stockton to Darlington Railway, originally designed to be horse-drawn, were persuaded that the new idea of steam locomotives were a better alternative. Robert Stephenson re-surveyed the line and it opened on 27th September 1825 using his engine Locomotion No.1 to become the first...
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 How did the education team create the experience?

How did the education team create the experience?

    The Kent and East Sussex Railway were ready to expand their education activities. The railway has a Victorian train and several Victorian locomotives and some of their stations haven't changed much since being built in the 1890s, so that was a good start. This link takes you to the Video Page of the Harcourt Consultancy where you can see a video of a ride...
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Materials Developed and Used

Materials Developed and Used

This page has links to the materials produced for the Project so far. Click on the pictures to see the full pages.                    
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