Lesson Plan

Women in Victorian England Infographic

Students will create an infographic that shows research they have done about women living in Victorian England
Megan M.
Classroom teacher
Boiling Springs High School
Boiling Springs, SC
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
  • Students will be able to find relevant information about life for a Victorian woman.
  • Students will be able to determine whether information comes from a credible source.
  • Students will be able to display found information in an infographic using the Piktochart app on Chrome Web Store.

ISTE Standards
1. Creativity and innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
a. Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
b. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
c. Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues

2. Communication and collaboration
Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and
contribute to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats
c. Develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures
d. Contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems

3. Research and information fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results
4. Critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making
Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
a. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
b. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
c. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions

English Language Arts
Grades 11 - 12
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

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Ask students a few basic questions using the Padlet app to determine the classes’ basic knowledge of life as a Victorian Woman. As students reply with what they already know, their responses will show up on the projector.

2 Direct Instruction

Show students YouTube videos on Victorian Women. After viewing the videos, students should determine a specific aspect of life for a Victorian woman that they’d like to research (ie. education, marriage, children, the household, expectations, how they were viewed/portrayed, etc) and be prepared to create an infographic that will depict their research to their classmates.

Student Instructions

Watch both videos for a brief background of life in the Victorian era:



3 Guided Practice

Google Drive
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Students will work with 3-4 classmates to gather information to create the next step of this assignment, an infographic. In Google Drive, students can share and edit the information to see what everyone has found on their respective topic.

4 Independent Practice

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Create an infographic using the Piktochart app to show the rest of the class their findings. The infographic should include research, stats, and should be shown in a way that is visually pleasing and in a way that makes the information stand out.

5 Wrap Up

Present infographics to the class. Students watching will give the group a grade through a rubric on Rubistar. Students will complete an ExitTicket answering: three things I did not already know about the Victorian era, and two things that astounded me. Lastly, the final products of infographics will be published on class website.