Micro-history on a personal scale is an excellent historical tool to allow our students a window on the past.
By using a range of sources and anecdotes students are encouraged to explore the working conditions in the coal mines of industrial Britain while working towards a supported conclusion about the effectiveness of the 1842 Mines Act.
The enquiry builds skills in selection and weighing evidence, reaching supported conclusions and encourages creativity in how the final conclusions are presented.
- Lesson presentation: PDF
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF