The Workday Revolution
Come and see how young Tommy’s life improved with the introduction of the eight-hour workday in Victoria. Find out how his dad and his workmates agitated for a fair go. Did his mum get a fair go too
The Workday Revolution uses the introduction of the 8-hour workday – a significant moment in Victoria's parliamentary history - as a starting point for investigating how workers of the day rallied together to fight for fairer working conditions, something many of us are still benefitting from today.
The stories have been brought to life by students through rich-media storytelling. The resource also includes comprehensive lesson plans and a digital resources for teachers.
The Workday Revolution is suitable for Years 7 and 8 Victorian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship, but also has links to Years 7 to 10 Victorian Curriculum: History and Grades 5 and 6, and Years 7 to 10 Victorian Curriculum: Economics and Business.