It sees students encounter an historian’s interpretation about the effectiveness of local policing.
David Taylor argues that local policing was characterised by a ‘limited degree of progress’.
Having come up with some criteria to judge ‘progress’, students then study a range of clues relating to the Sussex police force in the 19th century, deciding whether this criteria for ‘progress’ was met.
Finally, they are in a position to write a letter to the historian, explaining how accurate his argument is.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF – new
- Resources 1 and Worksheet 1:PDF