Rowley is depicted as a hardworking, selfless child. His daily routine is to help others by doing good deeds. Although he is volunteering to do these chores, many of them were commonplace for children of the era.
- Discuss the chores of the late 1800s by developing a mind map. Encourage students to elaborate on some of the most common jobs seen in the clip, such as collecting horse manure and firewood. Discuss what tools Rowley may have needed to complete his chores, why his chores were necessary and what skills were required to do the chores.
- Compare Rowley's belief in good deeds bringing him luck, or something that he wants, to the previous episode where Victoria and her siblings hide objects for luck. Which method do the students believe would be most effective? Do they have superstitions or beliefs that they can share with the class?
- Ask student to create a 'Help wanted' poster with a partner. They need to include a job or chore title and a description of it from the mind map. They must include the skills required to fulfil the job or chore using a job criteria section.