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The topic focus of this project is ‘Industries in Britain’, and the activities presented here can be taught as a sequence of lessons to form a complete unit of work. Alternatively, teachers can Read More
The topic focus of this project is ‘Industries in Britain’, and the activities presented here can be taught as a sequence of lessons to form a complete unit of work. Alternatively, teachers can pick and choose lessons to complement ‘Local Area’ topic work already being covered in class.
In this unit of work children will explore the industrial history of their local area. Britain has a rich industrial history, and the local industries provided jobs for many people and helped to shape the local communities. Some children in the class may be able to trace their family tree and discover miners, factory workers, engineers or farmers. Creative outcomes using apps and artwork produced by the children will provide opportunities for them to explore the history and geography of the local area. What industry brought people to the area? How have the landscape and people changed over the years?
What would life have been like for a child working in this industry? Children will answer these questions and more using a range of non-fiction sources and, if possible, a visit to an area of local interest. They will use this research to inform and shape their writing and their own artistic response created in the style of L.S. Lowry.