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Photographs, maps and models to recreate journey (unattached)

Photograph and information on the Box Tunnel

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Atlases

Blank outline map of the UK and North America

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Ch. to join up with a different pair to compare maps and discuss their accuracy.

Ch. self asses their own learning in the lesson with particular reference to the resilience learning dimensions and their own ways of overcoming any problems they had.

Children to study carefully the pictures locations and explanations of key Brunel landmarks along the route from Paddington to New York.

Working in pairs,Ch. to locate landmarks and plot route as accurately as possible with place names on a blank outline map of the UK and North America using  their atlas skills.

Visually recreate using photographs, maps and models the journey that Brunel wanted his passengers to take from London Paddington to Bristol temple Meads on his wide gage track, stopping at the Great Western Hotel overnight before embarking on a transatlantic crossing aboard the SS Great Britain.

Discuss human and physical geographical problems Brunel would need to overcome. Share stories about the Box Tunnel and difficulties encountered

Children to Think/Pair/Share

How did people travel long distances before the arrival of the railways and steamships?

What geographical obstacles did Brunel have to overcome to fulfil  his vision of luxurious travel from London to New York?

Plenary/

Assessment

Elli Based

Activity

Whole class teaching

Connecting Activity

Focus Question

ELLI

Curiosity

Strategic Awareness

Changing

Resilience

Creativity

Learning Relationships

SUBJECT: Geography

Meaning making

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