Defining the 18th century

Lesson Rationale

What is our perception of the Georgian period? The 18th century was the age of industrialisation, slavery, the working and middle classes, leisure, consumerism and radicalism and so much more. But what matters most about the period? This activity could be differentiated for students at key stage 3, 4 or 5.

Key questions in this lesson:

  • What matters most about the 18th century?