This lesson looks at the key factors that led to such poor living conditions during the industrial revolution. Students are introduced to a comic of a London street in 1890 which they use to identify problems. The main activity requires the students to complete a matrix of the problems that they find in the towns and cities and why these issues exist. They do this by extracting evidence from a range of different people's views about the problems. Finally the students use the data to write a report about what the issues are, why they exist and what should be done. Literacy support included.