The Tudor Poor
Activity: Write a brief newspaper article for the
about the problem
of the poor. You need to decide whether you support the government’s actions or
not. You need to include
Why the number of poor has increased
What “sturdy beggars” are and how they are breaking the law.
What the 1601 Poor Law is and how successful you think it is.
Remember to make it neat and colourful. Make sure it has lots of detail from your
Use this template as a guide.
Name of your newspaper
Date of issue
MAIN STORY HEADLINE
Name of writer
Newspapers usually lead with a dramatic and
attention-grabbing headline and story so as
to entice people to buy the paper.
Your story will be about 150-200 words.
In newspapers, paragraphs and sentences
are short. Often the paragraphs are only one
or two sentences.
Why not interview a deserving poor person
and a sturdy beggar. What do you think a
clapper dudgeon would say?
Your main photo should grab the
Copy and paste a photo from
Write a caption for your photo.
Story 1 headline…………page xx
Story 2 headline…………page xx
Story 3 headline…………page xx