The Owen family and Victoria's family appear to live the same life, but what may lie within is vastly different. Their houses and family dynamics are different. Discuss these differences and come up with a Social Status Ladder depicting the social expectations of people living in 1888.
Who is at the top of the social status ladder in 1888, and who is at the bottom? Provide reasons why this was the case. Once you have created a social status list, ask students to list the expectations of children for each of the rungs on the social status ladder, including manners, dress code, education and chores. See Sovereign Hill Education, http://sheducationcom.ascetinteractive.biz/?id=teachers
- Create a Social Status Pyramid. This is a visual representation that students use to depict the social divide in Australia in 1888 based on information from your discussion.