| Suggested answers for the on-line questions are provided
below. To allow for differentiation, worksheets with more structured questions
are provided on-line.|
Topic 1 Transport
1 Three, trams, cars, horse drawn carts
2 Electricity (trams), petrol engines
(cars), horse power (carts
3 Different speeds for different vehicles causing
1 Long trains, large crowds (possibly
2 individual compartments (no central corridor) - could not
go to restaurant or toilet
3 Ladies - big hats, good coats; gents - "boaters",
1 big boat and crowded
3 soot from the funnel dirtying them
4 It is probably not possible to tell
1 probably four (two in the back, two in front)
2 the style of the vehicle or the size of the house or they have photographed
3 petrol engine
4 People could travel when and where they wanted.
5 possibly cold and wet (open air)
6 heavy warm clothing (see the driver/chauffeur)
Topic 2 Highland Holidays
(gun), fishing (rod), golf (clubs), tennis (racket)
2 sunny sky, pleasant
1 Fishing, golf, tennis, croquet, touring
(cars and horses) billiards
2 Fishing ü, golf ü, tennis ü, croquet, touring
(cars and horses) billiards
3 lots of sports, invalid diet, "perfect sanitation"
5 Its size, patronised by royalty
1 shooting, golf, fishing
2 golf and fishing (not shooting)
Topic 3 Being Poor
1 e.g. no furniture,
dirty, bare walls
2 e.g. poor clothes, dirty,
3 e.g. naked but there is
milk on the fireplace
1 e.g earth floor, joist roof,
"unfit for pigs"
2 two of them had sold their clothes to pay for food.
3 there was no other way of getting money
4 she was ill ( a swelling)
5 pupils provide their own answer (possible role play?)
6 Yes, she was given
1 Christmas night
2 On the stair, 6 Whitefield
3 Flannel barry, night gown, jacket, shawl, woollen hood and
covered with a shawl.
4 She had abandoned the baby
5 Some of the clothes
are described as "new" or his clothes had not been sold for food.
6 He was
taken into care.
These questions have been set to
make pupils compare modern schools to what they can find out about schools a hundred
years ago, so the suggested answers are very general.
(answers here will vary from school to school)
1 desks/seats in rows (fixed
to the floor) rather than groups
2 boys and girls are separated
is on a platform at the front with the blackboard beside her
1 almost all the entries mention attendance - it was checked on 5th
2 Drawing (9th Oct), History, Geography, Reading
1 Reading, writing, arithmetic, geography
2 Weaving, stencilling,
basket making, drawing, sewing
3 In front of their desks - there is a slot
Topic 5 Skye Famine
pupils will have identified the areas - possibly on printed copies of the map.
1 the answer will vary according to the areas the pupil
2 gone up.
3 A variety of bar graphs will show this - individuals/groups
can compare graphs.
1 total failure of the potato
crop, small division of the land, excessive number of families
2 What is going
to happen to these families.