My Place - 1938: Colum: The Dole Inspector (English) Teaching Resource - Download

Age Level: Middle Primary (4-5) Middle Years (5-9)

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The dole inspector is a feared authority in the neighbourhood where Colum and his family live. When the alarm is given that he is on his way, the families hide any evidence of making a living. The dole inspector could enter the homes of people receiving the dole and tell them to leave their house or sell their belongings.

Activity 1: Hardship
Activity 2: Family
Activity 3: Dole inspector's Coming
Activity 4: Rhyming Slang

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