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Senior Library Board July 4th

Year 9 Edwardian Projects

Year 9 Library Project – Women in the Edwardian Era

This term, we have been introducing Edwardian Library Projects to Year 9. The focus of the project is to research specific timelines which will assist with the understanding of An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley. The play was written in 1945, however it was set in 1912.
The tasks set focus on the social and historical context and an understanding of what life would have been like during the Edwardian era. Other areas of investigation include:
• Social Class
• Education
• Technology
• Women and Politics/Work (including the Suffragette Movement)

In the Senior Library we have a number of fiction and non-fiction resources, as well as DVDs.

  • My Story Series – Suffragette (1909 – 1913), Carol Drinkwater
  • Titanic – An Edwardian Girl’s Diary 1912 – Ellen Emerson White
  • Mary Poppins – P.L Travers (and DVD)
  • The Railway Children – E Nesbit (and DVD)
  • Story of the Treasure Seekers – E Nesbit
  • Heroes – David Long
  • The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Magician’s Nephew – C.S Lewis
  • Flambards – K.M Peyton
  • A Vicarage Family – Noel Streatfield
  • Edwardian England – D. Reid
  • Titanic – An Edwardian Girl’s Diary – Ellen Emmerson White
  • The Kings and Queens of England – W.M Ormrod

Here are some of the winning entries from last year…

Year 9 Edwardian Projects

The projects are due to be handed in after the Summer Holidays. We hope that the students enjoy doing the research and we can’t wait to see their creations!

Mrs Finch, Senior School Librarian