Big Pit National Coal Museum

Activity Two - Servants of the Empire

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Carefully watch the video - Servants of the Empire, in which children from 1842 tell us about their experiences in the mines and the iron works.

Then, use the evidence in the video to help you write Job Descriptions for different types of workers in 1842.

Look at the Evaluation table below to decide the standard you want to achieve, and the Job Description Sample for some hints on how to form your job descriptions.


Trainee Inspector Assistant Inspector Senior Inspector

I can write at least one simple Job Description for workers in Blaenavon in 1842.

I can write three basic Job Descriptions for workers in Blaenavon in 1842.

I can write three detailed Job Descriptions for workers in Blaenavon in 1842.