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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    an understanding of why history is important key historical concepts and that historical interpretation can change over time Use an active participatory approach History promotes an enquiry based approach asking pupils to explore and investigate Learning Objectives The main objective of the project was to develop Personal Learning and Thinking Skills PTLS Through the project it was clear that the students also developed a range of generic skills including Communication Teamwork Literacy Numeracy Presentation Planning They also learned how to guide their own learning within a carefully constructed framework Learning Activities Below we have summarised the four main steps of the project to allow teachers to recreate the activity easily 1 Starting with the hypothesis The starting point for the project was the hypothesis Sandal Castle an unimportant castle with little place in history To what extent is this statement a true reflection of Sandal Castle throughout time The teacher explained to the students that their task was to prove or disprove the hypothesis From the first classroom session students were encouraged to guide their own learning They were not familiar with this approach and so the teacher carefully scaffolded activities to facilitate this style of learning The initial sessions in the classroom focused on exploring what students knew about Sandal Castle that could help them to address the hypothesis and what skills and tools they could use to fill in the gaps in their knowledge The Pre Project Sheet and the PPT Sandal Castle Enquiry resources were used to support these lessons 2 Site visit 1 what evidence can we find Having investigated the background to Sandal Castle the students were invited to visit the site The students arrived at Sandal Castle equipped with their workbooks They were tasked with finding evidence to support or disprove the hypothesis The

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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    in the textile industry in parts of Lancashire with perhaps a mention of coal mining and iron smelting But the Industrial Revolution was a many sided phenomenon which produced profound and lasting changes over the whole country Many of the results of these changes can still be seen in the built environment This unit uses the huge potential of the Images of England site to help pupils find buildings and structures with industrial connotations and use them as evidence of how far the area where they live was affected by the Industrial Revolution Where the Case Study fits in The Case Study has been designed to fit into KS3 History unit Britain 1750 1900 The material has therefore been prepared for Years 8 9 This unit specifies A study of how industrialisation affected the United Kingdom including the local area The requirement to investigate a local angle is laudable but has produced problems for many teachers The approach in this Case Study meets the requirements for local study without the time consuming research and preparation local history demands The Case Study also provides opportunities for pupils to work at historical interpretations item 3 of the Knowledge Skills and Understanding in

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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Study
    in 1933 The Stroudwater Canal continued to carry boats until 1941 and was officially abandoned in 1954 The two canals together are now known as the Cotswold Canals and are the subject of an ambitious project to restore and make them navigable once again no easy task considering that one section now lies beneath the M5 motorway There is a very good record of how the canal looked in the late nineteenth century as it was photographed by an Oxford photographer called Henry Taunt He also recorded scenes during the reconstruction of the canal which show in some detail the same techniques that would have been used by the navvies who originally built the canal between 1784 and 1789 long before photography was invented Visit the Viewfinder website to see these images and find some more information Learning Activity Key Stage 3 Focus The town of Stroud developed into an important industrial centre because of the building of the Thames and Severn canal Use the information on this page and in the resource pages to gather evidence to help you decide if the statement is correct Click on the titles to view the resource pages Extracts from the Victoria County History of Gloucestershire Maps of Stroud Trade Directories Documents from Gloucestershire Record Office visit the following web sites Stroud site Digital Stroud Stroudwater Textile Trust Gloucestershire Population Tables Find the dates of the following events and put them on a timeline 1750 1900 opening of the Stroudwater canal opening of the Thames and Severn canal opening of the Midland railway opening of the Great Western Railway opening of new roads to Bath Cheltenham Cirencester and London Gloucester first stagecoach service to London date Daniel Ballard was running stage wagons to Bristol and Gloucester Make a chart to show information about Stroud under the following 4 headings population size industries transport links Divide it into 3 time periods Before 1789 1789 1851 1851 1901 Decide when you think Stroud became an important industrial centre Was the opening of the Thames and Severn canal the most important reason for this Use evidence from the chart timeline and sources to support your decision Present your work as a word document web page powerpoint presentation and illustrate it with relevant photographs from the Heritage Explorer website Supplementary Questions Why were the canals and railway built who financed them and why sources Victoria County History papers of the canal and railway companies at Gloucestershire Record Office Digital Stroud website How did what happened in Stroud compare with what you know about the Industrial Revolution in other areas Learning Activity Key stage 2 Compare the Cotswold Canals today with the Thames and Severn Canal in the Victorian period using old and new photographs from Heritage Explorer How would pupils like it to be in another 100 years time Search the Images of England web site for more images of the canal as it is today Go to Advanced Search type Thames and Severn Canal into the

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  • Heritage Explorer - Case Studies
    Heritage Schools Case Study Ketley School s history the Industrial Revolution Heritage Schools Case Study Local Study and Women s Rights Heritage Schools Case Study Our Place Local Area Characterisation Heritage Schools Case Study Remembering Together Heritage Schools Case Study Rockliffe Remembers Heritage Schools Case Study What was the Watchet Tragedy Heritage Schools Case Study Why are so many of our street names linked to an Oxford College Writing Through

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  • Heritage Explorer - How To Guide
    to identify a potential focus question for your study There is no requirement to do the history of the whole area or every building What you need is an interesting challenging angle to investigate Step 3 What did this area look like in the past Use historic maps and aerial photos to find out how the area has changed Historic England offer a Local History Pack that will provide you with a set of maps and aerial photos centred on your school or a location of your choice Watch our video on Using Aerial Photographs to find out more Find old photographs of the places you have seen Ask pupils staff local people if they have any photographs or information to share Compare old and new and look for change and continuity Look at local websites You can find them via google but take care some are well researched others less reliable Most will have old photographs Search Heritage Explorer and other national websites Look in your local library or bookshop for books based on local old photographs Visit contact your local archives museum heritage centre library These may have dedicated education officers who can help you with finding information and identifying a focus If not the staff will be keen to supply knowledge old photos other useful sources Find your local archive on this website http www nationalarchives gov uk archon Step 4 Which buildings tell me the most about the history of the locality Choose some buildings to focus on rather than trying to do the history of the whole place Decide which building based on Pupils interest National importance Curriculum relevance Look impressive interesting quirky etc Public buildings generally have better access and more written about them than private houses eg pubs shops church factories station mechanics

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  • Heritage Explorer - How To Guide
    start with the information in the list description you will still need to delve into primary sources Follow the trail to uncover the story Studying a public building or one of major architectural importance Start with secondary sources such as Pevsner Victoria County History and locally produced publications Look for them in the reference or local studies section of your nearest large library Nothing in the general sources Visit a local studies library or archives office Look at their subject index Search for sources about your chosen building Ask if they produce a guide to researching the history of a building or the history of a house using sources specific to the area No written histories Start from the building itself Look for a date name etc on the building No date What is the architectural style Use the timeline on the Images of England website The Pevsner Looking at Buildings web site or a reference book to help with identifying the style and establishing an approximate date Go back to the archives or local studies Find your building on old maps and narrow down the date as much as possible See how the building developed over time Look for

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  • Heritage Explorer - How To Guide
    name of the school then find out more from the Teacher Notes A Brief History of Schools Step 2 Talk to local people Contact people who have lived near the school for a long time or who used to go to the school and ask them about their memories of the school Was it a new school when they went there Make contact with a local historian or Local History Society who may be willing to come and talk to you ask in your local library for contact names Ask local people for old school photographs school magazines etc an advert in a local newspaper may work Offer to scan and return items Step 3 Do some research on the internet It is best if you do some searches yourself and then direct pupils to specific pages on selected websites Do a google search on the name of your school It may bring back photographs and memories of past pupils It should also give you bits of information from general sources including family history and local history websites Visit the Historical Directories website Local Trade Directories were produced throughout the nineteenth century either based on the county or town Even small villages were described and schools were always mentioned frequently with a small amount of information including the date it was built Step 4 Do some research with primary sources Research using primary sources is a bit like detective work You have to follow clues and leads and sometimes there are gaps in the information Children enjoy this type of work so let them become expert researchers If your school records are still at school then use school log books to find out when the school opened what type of school it was names of teachers events that happened and

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  • Heritage Explorer - How To Guide
    reports on topics such as health and employment prior to passing legislation These were often locally based and very detailed and were published in volumes of British Parliamentary Papers The employment commissions covered various industries and generally featured evidence from working people including children and a description of the local area You should be able to find reports relating to your area locally Health reports were published as a result of events such as cholera outbreaks and included descriptions of living conditions and plans of housing They date back to the nineteenth century and annual reports were published by Medical Officers attached to City Town or Rural District Councils from then Location Employment Commission reports may be found in large reference libraries university libraries local studies libraries local archive repositiories and the National Archives Health reports will be found locally in either local studies libraries or archives Websites BOPCRIS British official publications Collaborative Reader Information Service produces a website where you can search for and browse relevant government publications go to advanced search and search on employment 1833 1899 The British Library is digitising employment commissions but makes a charge Ideas for use To investigate child employment in the Victorian

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