Project-Based Learning Resources

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Issue 2.4

Activity 1: Reading in roles

(Project: The Victorians) Encouraging active thinking and reading through close examination of the text ‘John Rae, Britain’s forgotten explorer’, using the reciprocal reading roles: summariser, predictor, clarifier, questioner. Text included.

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Activity 2: Reading comprehension exercise

(Project: The Victorians) Students answer the questions provided about the text ‘John Rae, Britain’s forgotten explorer’, in order to develop inferential reading, questioning and predictive skills. Text included.

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Activity 3: Victorian explorers

(Project: The Victorians) Students research a Victorian explorer and write a diary entry for a significant event in their voyages.

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Activity 4: The British Empire

(Project: The Victorians) Students write a historical account of the growth of the British Empire to the height of its distribution across the globe.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 5a: Victorian timeline

(Project: The Victorians) Students create a class timeline of events during Queen Victoria’s reign in order to understand significant turning points in British history.

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Activity 5b: Long, long ago...

(Project: The Victorians) Pupils calculate how many years ago a number of important Victorian events occurred.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 6: A new invention

(Project: The Victorians) Students become Victorian journalists, researching and writing a newspaper report about the discovery of a new invention.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 7: Famous Victorians - Who said that?

(Project: The Victorians) A game in which students write and attribute made-up quotes to a range of famous Victorians.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 8: Let us begin

(Project: The Victorians) Students compare the beginnings of a selection of Victorian novels, and consider what makes a good story opening.

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Activity 9: Queen Victoria's family tree

(Project: The Victorians) Pupils draw a family tree for Queen Victoria in order to understand the connections between the queen’s children and the other royal houses of Europe.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 10: Royal children

(Project: The Victorians) Pupils answer a range of maths questions related to Queen Victoria’s nine children.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 11: The Industrial Revolution

(Project: The Victorians) Students use a variety of sources to research and write up the impact of the Industrial Revolution on towns and their inhabitants, with particular emphasis on the poor.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 12: 'Darkest London'

(Project: The Victorians) Students have travelled back in time and landed in London slums, circa 1850. They compose a piece of creative writing about their first impressions.

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Activity 13a: The workhouse and child labour

(Project: The Victorians) Pupils make a comparison between their lives today and the lives of children in Victorian times, with particular emphasis on children in poverty.

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Activity 13b: Rights of the child P4C enquiry

(Project: The Victorians) Students discuss the plight of children in Victorian times and compare the way in which they lived to the rights and protection children have today.

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Activity 14: Victorian money and maths

(Project: The Victorians) Students first examine Victorian coins and their values before moving on to solve a range of maths problems using Victorian money denominations and the imperial measurement system.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 15: The cost of living

(Project: The Victorians) Students calculate combined incomes and expenditure for different-sized Victorian households.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 16: Making William Morris wrapping paper

(Project: The Victorians) Students create wrapping paper inspired by William Morris’ intricate, nature-based designs. They either create their patterns on a computer or by printing with polystyrene tiles.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 17: Famous Victorians in medicine

(Project: The Victorians) Students research a number of Victorians who made significant contributions to medical science. They write a brief biography and examine the impact each person’s work had on society.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 18: Germ theory

(Project: The Victorians) A series of five science-based activities to help students understand the discovery of germs and their role in causing disease, and the many other more useful ways micro-organisms impact our life.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 19a: Cholera in Victorian London

(Project: The Victorians) A ‘fill the gaps’ research activity directing students through the four main cholera outbreaks in Victorian England.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 19b: Avoiding cholera

(Project: The Victorians) Students explore the sources and symptoms of cholera, and design a leaflet advising modern-day travellers on how to avoid catching the disease.

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10/12/2014
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Activity 20: Deadly diseases

(Project: The Victorians) Pupils devise a board game in which players survive their childhood by avoiding the diseases that claimed so many lives in Victorian times.

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10/12/2014
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