1) Photo montage of Brunel’s achievements
2) Stories about Brunel and near death experiences
Display and discuss learning dimension evidence sheets
Discuss which of the dimensions Brunel was most powerful in?
WT) If Brunel were alive today, what three things would you like to ask him most?
Place seven large sheets of paper, each with a different learning dimension written in the middle, around the class.
Class to move freely from one dimension to another, recording examples of when Brunel demonstrated a strength in that dimension
Creative – the screw propeller
Meaning Making – understanding about the properties of materials such as iron
Discuss the fact that in order to achieve such incredible things, Brunel must have had strengths in some or all of the learning dimensions.
Share stories of how Brunel nearly killed himself 1)Thames tunnel incident 2) swallowed coin 3) suspension bridge basket
Ch. to discuss learning dimensions used by Brunel
Reintroduce photo montage of Brunels achievements. In pairs ch. to talk for a minute about one of his achievements. Partner to record the number of facts told inside that minute
1) In what ways did the seven learning dimensions lead to
Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s exceptional engineering achievements?
Whole class teaching