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Text Rural exodus

TLF ID M011237

This resource is about the exodus of country people over the last two centuries from the villages and hamlets of Britain to the towns and cities and overseas. It is organised under the following topic headings; Introduction; a better life; Leaving the Highlands; Relative opportunities - pros and cons; and Find out more. It includes text, still images and quotation boxes.





Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is useful for supporting the Australian Curriculum:History content description in year 9 relating to population movements from the late 18th century. It addresses the question of why increasing numbers of people left rural areas for towns or overseas destinations. It examines three examples of departures from the countryside, concluding that there were a complex variety of factors behind each decision. However, limited economic opportunities in the country and the attractions of the cities or colonies underlay each case.
  • This resource is useful for the development of the historical skill of analysing and using sources. Students select information from the resource and use the relevant parts as evidence to construct an argument about why so many people left rural areas in Britain over the last two centuries.
Year level

9

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Contributors
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Publisher
  • Name: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Organization: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: UNITED KINGDOM
  • URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
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Learning Resource Type
  • Text
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Rights
  • Resource: BBC © 2012, except where indicated otherwise. You may download, copy and communicate this material for free, and use it in digital and hardcopy format for non-commercial educational use in Australian schools and TAFE institutions, provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the material. 'Interactive' image: © Education Services Australia Limited 2012. You may copy, communicate and adapt this image for non-commercial educational purposes provided you retain all acknowledgements associated with the image.