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Film Reel How many of you have seen 1 or more of the following films? Pride and Prejudice Becoming Jane Young Victoria Sherlock Holmes Pirates of the Caribbean Alice in Wonderland What the films have in common is that they are set during the Victorian Era. What was life like under the Victorian Era?
Queen Victoria 1837 - 1901 She came to the throne in 1837, while still in her teens. Her tastes, values, and behaviors set the standards for many British subjects, including Canadians. The Victorians had what we call attitude, being sure of themselves and having few doubts about their values and beliefs. Victorian society was distinctly Christian and placed a great value on morality. The British Empire grew militarily and expanded the British Empire around the world. New discoveries in medicine, science, and technology were almost reported daily.
Quick Facts about the Queen First monarch to use trains for travel Longest reign in British history – 63 years Married her first cousin Prince Albert, had 9 children Had a gift for drawing and painting Her upbringing was extremely isolated and her mother was very protective She set the standard for brides to wear white lace dresses at their wedding. Associated with an age of industrialization expansion, economic progress and empire
Victorian Attitudes and Values Queen Victoria influenced peoples morals, values, behaviors and tastes. Her era was very optimistic, as the empire continued to grow and become more powerful. The class system and the Church were very important during this time. The obsession with status is reflected in the buildings, clothing, and furnishing of the time. Many Canadians still considered themselves to be British and therefore were strongly influenced by Victoria.
Wealthy Attire Men wore long jackets and high, stiff collars Women wore long dresses made of the finest cloth with high collars to protect their skin from the sun. Parasol (fancy umbrella) and broad brimmed hats were used for the same purpose. A tan was a sign that a person worked outdoors, therefore, lower class Even houses and living rooms were elaborately made up.
Victorian Leisure & Parlour Games Victorians liked to be entertained. With no tv, radio, movies, recorded music etc. people relied on alternate ways to entertain themselves – Parlour Games. Many have been passed down through the generations: OGrady Says Musical Chairs The Laughing Game My Grandmothers Trunk 20 Questions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWnB2-UW4YQ&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWnB2-UW4YQ&feature=related Blood sports: dog-and-bull fighting & bare–knuckle boxing drew many spectators. Boxing was very brutal until rules were established in 1860 (gloves, limited rounds etc) Sherlock Holmes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMW5rPU_vY4http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMW5rPU_vY4
In the Library With a partner, you will be assigned one of the Victorian topics to research. Use your textbook and the internet for assistance. Then create 2 PowerPoint slides with your information. 1 slide on Victorian Era & 1 slide on Current Day Your slides must include Name Title – topic (ex: Victorian Era Architecture) 2 visuals minimum 4-6 bullet points on your topic. Email your Slide(s) to email@example.com by end of firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Discoveries & Breakthroughs By the Duchess of Cambridge Many people died after receiving medical treatment because doctors didnt know anything about bacteria and infecti on Thought bacteria was insect eggs when looked at under a microscope 1857 – Louis Pasteur theorized bacteria caused many illnesses, including anthrax, cholera, and rabies Process of Pasteurization – heating food or liquid to kill bacteria – was named after him Carbolic acid was used as an antiseptic and vaccinated many people and animals
Medical Discoveries and Breakthroughs of Today Safe Stem Cells Researchers have found a way to safely generate adult stem cells to be used in the future to potentially reverse damage caused by disease or injury.
Yesterday and Today General Attitudes and Values p. 86-87 Womens Clothing Mens Clothing Architecture/Houses Medical Discoveries & Breakthroughs p. 88-89 Common Diseases & Surgical Procedures p. 88-89 Leisure Activities p. 89-90 Transportation Technology p. 90 Victorian Media p. 91-92
Research Links The Victorian Station http://www.victorianstation.com/lifestylemenu.htm The Victorian Web http://www.victorianweb.org/