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  • Heritage Explorer - Teaching Activity
    Classroom Whiteboard Activity Promethean Victorian Classroom Teachers Notes The Victorian Classroom Teachers Notes Victorian Child Labour and Education Timeline Teaching Idea What was life like for Victorian school children Ask pupils to look at the photograph of the Victorian classroom As a class create a list of similarities and differences between this classroom and your own If you have access to a digital camera it may be helpful to take a photograph of your classroom without the pupils in it to make it easier for them to compare The teachers notes below give some general information about Victorian schools that could be used to broaden this discussion Pupils could then be asked to look at their lists and decide whether they would have liked to go to a Victorian school This work could be linked to a design project based on classroom layout Use the photograph to prompt thought discussion about how a classroom should look Pupils could then decide what features they thought were most important and design a new classroom There is a Whiteboard Activity to support this Teaching Idea Learning Aims and Outcomes Suggest what life was like for children living in the past Identify distinctive features

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    Fill in the Worksheet Edward Colston Positive or Negative on the whiteboard Discuss which aspects of his life should be given the greatest significance Hold a debate on the subject The Colston memorial should be removed Remind pupils that there could be reasons not connected directly to his life that have to be raised What other debates are currently being held in Bristol relating to its past connections to the slave trade Use the BBC website for research Activity Two One of the ways that English Heritage commemorates the legacy of prominent people is to create blue plaques to attach to buildings connected with their lives This scheme operates in London but many other places have similar schemes Visit the English Heritage website to read about the criteria for deciding if a blue plaque should be created do this as teacher led activity as the language level is difficult Ask some pupils to write a proposal suggesting that a plaque should be created for Edward Colston and why They should choose a building for it to be attached to and suggest suitable text to go on the plaque They could follow the guidance on the website Ask some pupils to write a short presentation that they would give at a public meeting opposing the creation of a blue plaque for him Ask if the 2 groups have used the same facts in the 2 pieces of writing Discuss with them what this tells you about how the history of a person s life can be written Learning aims and outcomes To promote the use of images objects and archive items for historical enquiry and to aid historical interpretation To support the teaching of History and Citizenship at KS3 4 To investigates aspects of local history and how they relate to

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  • Heritage Explorer - Teaching Activity
    primary What is a Condition Survey Use the slides provided to explain what it is and how we define condition Step 1 Find your nearest war memorial If you don t already know where your nearest memorial is try using War Memorials Online https www warmemorialsonline org uk Imperial War Museum http www iwm org uk memorials search or just Google it Step 2 Plan your visit To help pupils get the most out of the visit split the class into 4 groups each of which has a special task and their own recording sheet to complete from the Guidance for teachers resource Each of the groups is named after a specific job title used by heritage professionals to allow pupils to follow the ethos of the Mantle of the Expert The groups are Building Surveyors Look at the condition of the writing inscriptions on the memorial Conservators Look at the condition of whatever materials stone brick wood etc the memorial is built of Landscape Surveyors Look at the condition of the area immediately around the memorial Photographers Work with the other teams to decide what photographs to take to use as evidence about the condition of the memorial Ensure you follow your own school s procedures for creating a Risk Assessment and taking pupils out of the classroom Ideally each group should have one adult supervisor dedicated to helping them who has been made familiar with the tasks and recording sheets for that group Step 3 Go on your visit and carry out the survey Ensure that you have all the equipment mentioned on the recording sheets cameras pencils clipboards etc Allow each of the groups to fill in the information required on their recording sheets Step 4 Go Upload your results to the web Back in the classroom

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    Teaching Idea How did William the Conqueror secure his control over Saxon England Ask students to look at the photograph of York Castle Although these remains date mostly from the 13th century 1200s the first castle was built on this site in 1068 by William the Conqueror following his invasion and capture of England Tell students that castles were introduced to England along with the Feudal System by the French after the Norman conquest of 1066 Then ask them to think about the different ways in which a castle could help William to keep control They may like to split their list into two columns the physical impact of castles and the psychological impact of castles Once they have created a list ask them to go to the Images by Theme collection of Castles and select a different castle that could represent each point on their list explaining why Learning Aims and Outcomes Investigate the different ways in which William the Conqueror secured the conquest Explain how William the Conqueror overcame initial Saxon resistance Describe and explain how William used different methods to consolidate Norman control of England Use correctly subject specific words Prior Knowledge Information required for the task

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    a gentleman and his wife with their three children The youngest child is sitting on a horse Large Image Worksheet Reliability of Victorian photographs Teaching Idea How reliable are Victorian photographs as a source of evidence Discuss with pupils the concept of primary and secondary evidence and the reasons for questioning both This photograph taken in 1900 is a source of primary evidence but how reliable is it and how can they tell Ask pupil to use this photograph or a selection of Victorian photographs such as those found in the Images By Theme collection Snapshot 1900 to devise a set of criteria to assess their reliability The worksheet provided suggests possible criteria and ways of recording and presenting your findings Learning Aims and Outcomes Compile simple criteria to use in making a judgement Interrogate a range of historical sources for information Draw simple conclusions based on evidence Prior Knowledge All concepts required can be explained as part of the activity Extended Learning and Useful Links Ask pupils to consider how they would dress act for a family photo today Would the photograph give a reflection of life society today Compare discuss the novelty of having a photograph taken In

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  • Heritage Explorer - Teaching Activity
    ViewFinder Were the Victorians like us Add to My Favourites This photograph shows male and female cyclists in Hyde Park London with spectators lining the route It dates to around the 1890s Large Image Worksheet Were the Victorians like us Leisure Worksheet Were the Victorians like us Industry Teaching Idea Were the Victorians like us Analysing a selection of Victorian photographs can provide evidence to answer the question above This could done be using some of the Images by Theme collections provided such as Victorian Industry or Victorian Leisure The worksheets below provide guidance and templates on how this could be done Learning Aims and Outcomes Describe and begin to explain different interpretations and representations Make informed judgements about the validity of information Identify source material that can be used to answer specific questions Prior Knowledge An understanding of when the Victorian period was would be useful Extended Learning and Useful Links Ask pupils to choose one aspect of Victorian life and do a direct comparison with today for example the photograph of ice skating near Oxford what are they wearing what would we wear what would each be made of would they be allowed to do the same things

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    in 1996 against much opposition and the road finally opened in 1998 Large Image Teachers Notes Motoring Facts Teaching Idea What can a photograph tell us about how people impact on the environment Ask pupils to look at the photograph of the Newbury Bypass being built Ask them what it tells us about people and their environment Use this question and the information in the teachers notes above to start a discussion about the environmental impact of road schemes such as the Newbury Bypass What are the environmental impacts of building new roads Why do we need them You could divide the class into two teams planners and eco warriors Each team has to prepare a presentation about why the by pass use Newbury as an example or a scheme more relevant to your location should or should not be built Learning Aims and Outcomes Contribute to group and class discussion Identify and use relevant information sources Identify people who are affected by the environmental issue Identify the rights and responsibilities of different groups within society including themselves Justify their opinions orally and or in writing Recognise their own values and opinions about the issues they are investigating Prior Knowledge

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  • Heritage Explorer - Teaching Activity
    discussion If you have the image displayed on an interactive whiteboard they could write the words around the image Ask students to think about the question What do you think was in the minds of the Victorians who decided to build their town s police station in this particular style and on this site Use the Victorian Buildings card sort activity below to develop the idea that the Victorians designed buildings for specific purposes and as a reflection of their values and attitudes The Teachers Notes Victorian Buildings and Victorian Minds below can be used for background information Ask pupils to look at the images by theme based on Victorian Buildings They should use the information in the captions to fill in the worksheet below using the evidence to decide what these buildings can tell us about Victorian minds To increase motivation and local awareness this activity could be based on buildings in your local town see the Extended Learning section below Learning Aims and Outcomes To investigates aspects of local history and how they relate to a broader historical concept To use ICT to research information about the past to process historical data and to select categorise organise and present information Prior Knowledge Some basic knowledge of the Victorian period industrialisation and the growth of towns Extended Learning and Links Focus on the same key question but use buildings from your own local town There are several ways you or your students can identify suitable Victorian buildings Search on the Images of England website using the advanced search facility Type in name of your town under place select the county and the period Victorian This will give you a selection of buildings complete with architectural and in some cases historical information Find out more about Victorian architecture and walk

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