Victorian London Comes to USM

This winter, 7-grader students experienced first-hand what it was like to live in Victorian London as part of Dickens’ Streets of London: A Victorian Experience. Dressed in traditional Victorian costumes, students role-played various scenarios in front of hand-made building facades. They also performed short reenactments highlighting hardships faced by many people in Victorian London, such as dangerous working and living conditions, and wage inequalities. In addition, author and historian Dr. Annette Laing gave a presentation about the industrial revolution and child labor in the Victorian era.

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