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Take One Prisoner Online Resource

On this page you will find all of the information necessary to use the Take One Prisoner as a classroom resource.

Primary Teachers Notes.
This download provides a summary of the resource for teachers and comprises:
• Introduction
• Suggested activities
• Background information

Suggested Activities 
This download contains suggested activities that could be undertaken as a classroom introduction to the topic. 

  • Gotcha!*
  • Let's make a plan*
  • Press!*
  • Who? Me?*
  • Whodunnit?*
  • Eat up!
  • Letter Home
  • Wanted!
  • Well Dressed!

Each activity is focuses on one particular line of inquiry and has various things that children could do to or work on answer the question.  Each activity also has Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Links.  Activities marked with an * can be delivered by Gloucestershire Archives as a taught session (this is chargeable - please contact us for details).

Background Information

The other downloads provide background information that provide a context to the gaol register and its use in the classroom.  They comprise:

  • Charles Aston and his crime
  • Gloucestershire Goals, Prisons and Bridewells
  • In Prison
  • The Judicial System
  • Useful web sites
  • Reading List
  • Image Bank (this is a PowerPoint presentation containing images taken from the gaol register and other documents, such as prison diets, views of Gloucester gaol, some of the prisoners, etc, etc).

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