This lesson will look at the ice trade and the impact this had on the lives of ordinary people in Victorian London. The students will learn what the ice trade was, explain how different this was from what came before, and why this was an important change for ordinary people.
NB This lesson links with Carlo Gatti - see lesson plan page.
The pupils will give reasons for the particular uses of everyday materials, including metals, wood and plastic
The pupils will carry out a local study
Speaking and listening
To know what ice was used for.
To know what the ice trade was and how this was different to ways people collected ice before
To know how the ice trade changed people’s lives in Victorian times
All children will learn that ice was brought from Norway
Most children will learn that ice was placed in wooden ships for insulation
Some children will learn that ice boxes were insulated and allowed food to be stores before artificial refrigeration