They will use all the enquiry skills needed to be a successful historian: hypothesizing, making inferences, refining their ideas in the light of new evidence before drawing a conclusion.
Obviously this Bill Sykes is the real deal and not a Dickensian fantasy.
The end of this fascinating short enquiry will see your class compare their interpretation to that offered by a 21st century folk song written by the band Ferocious Dog.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1 Clues: PDF
- Resource 2 Lyrics: PDF
- Resource 3 Factsheet: PDF