Could You Be A Victorian Child Worker?

Author Visit/In-House Field Trip for Schools GRADES 4-12

Virtual Visits Available


  • Program Length: 60-75-90 minutes (after audience seated); Max. Three Sessions per Day
  • Recommended Audience Ages: Grades 4-12
  • Also Available via Zoom/Video. Program length may vary from in-person presentation.
  • Recommended Audience Size: 60-80 For the best possible experience for the students, divide a single grade into three sessions for the day. This allows more children to participate as volunteers, a closer view of the artifacts, and the best rapport between Annette and the children.
  • Maximum Audience Size: 150
  • Social Studies Curriculum Relevance: Connects to study of Industrial Revolution. Develops critical thinking skills and historical literacy, including in dealing with primary sources.
  • May be combined in a single day with A Writer's Life, for a total of three sessions
  • Cost: Please contact us. We have a holistic approach to pricing, and will want to know some details about your school. Be assured that prices are very reasonable!

The Industrial Revolution has a history, and it's not over: It continues to sweep the world, with great human consequences. Child labor in the very first Industrial Revolution, that of Britain, is a major theme of A Different Day, A Different Destiny (The Snipesville Chronicles, Book 2). This presentation touches on the huge technological change that industrialization brought, and the impact of early industrialization on children, including those who were enslaved in the American South. It also brings the story of industrialization and child labor to the present day. Students are profoundly shocked to realize that this isn't ancient history: It's now.

Photo: Marie Thomas

Why Don't We Just Give the Price? Each school is different. We don't want to announce a rack rate and frighten you away if you have limited resources. There are discounts and alternatives to make Annette's programs accessible to every school, and many of our clients are Title I schools in rural areas. Asking questions doesn't commit you, and we want to hear from you!

Photo: Marie Thomas
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