This packet will kickstart your unit on the Victorians; lots of reading pages interspersed with activities. It includes a simple look at Queen Victoria, education and schools, factories/mills and working children. A paragraph has been quoted from The Water Babies and from The Old Curiosity Shop, to support your study of factories and working children.
I would suggest also reading The Water Babies adaptation by Carolyn Bailey (not included).
Answer keys included, where necessary. All work has been pitched for mixed ability levels.