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1 History GCSE Controlled Assignment 1 An Introduction to the History Controlled Assignment – see yellow handout in folder 2 The Victorian Police Force.

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1 1 History GCSE Controlled Assignment 1 An Introduction to the History Controlled Assignment – see yellow handout in folder 2 The Victorian Police Force LO: How and why was it set up – (use of primary sources) 3 Timeline activity Finish for Home Learning

2 2 Title: The Victorian Police Force LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up Starter: When do you think the first Police Force was set up in Britain/England? Before it was set up, who do you think might have been responsible for law and order in towns and villages across the country?

3 3 Primary Sources Primary sources are sometimes the most useful sources of evidence for learning about an historical event. Today we will look at some primary sources that provide clues about the reputation of the Metropolitan Police Force (Peelers) in the nineteenth century. Think about the following questions when you examine the sources: When was the source written/painted/photographed? Was it an official photograph/poster? What does the source want you to think? How reliable is it and what can we learn from the source? LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

4 4 This cartoon is from What kinds of people does the cartoonist show as having joined the police? SOURCE 1 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

5 5 The expression on the face of the Peeler is surly and he does not appear approachable. A photograph is accurate but a cartoon shows what somebody thinks The police truncheon was supposed to be a deterrent but this Peeler looks keen to use it on a criminal. So who is the dreaded criminal in this picture – a little old lady with a walking stick – why is this important? SOURCE 2 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

6 6 Photographs are usually very useful sources of primary evidence as the camera catches an accurate description. However – you can not just take them at face value. This shows us what a Peeler looked like but think about who might have authorised the picture and why? Would they have wanted the Police to be seen in a bad or good way? SOURCE 3 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

7 7 Peel's Police Raw Lobsters Blue Devils Are these names complimentary? SOURCE 4 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

8 8 This cartoon was published in September 1888 in a satirical magazine called Punch. The title of the cartoon is ‘Blind Man’s Buff’ and the caption that went with it read: “Turn round three times and catch whom you can!” What is the cartoon telling us about the reputation of the police force around the time of the ‘Ripper’ murders? Do people take the police seriously? Satirical means to ridicule or mock something! SOURCE 5 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

9 9 Peel's introduction of the Metropolitan Police in 1829 was not at all popular. This poster, from 1830, raises various objections and calls for public meetings to "Abolish the New Police!" SOURCE 6 LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

10 10 Activity for the lesson: 1 Read the orange booklet – Pages Complete the Timeline for the Victorian Police Force – in as much detail as possible (all dates – add other details on it too) LO: To understand how and why the Victorian Police Forces were set up

11 11 PLENARY Were the Peelers liked? The middle and upper classes welcomed the new ‘Peelers’. But most poor people thought that they were only there to protect the rich. They gave them nasty nicknames such as ‘crushers’, ‘blue locusts’, and ‘blue drones’. According to one Victorian newspaper: people in poorer areas looked on policemen as an enemy whom it was right to kick and beat whenever that can be done with safety.

12 12 Finish your Timeline for the Victorian Police Force Due in: Next lesson Home Learning:


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