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Bristol 2006 and 1859 photographs and maps

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Ch. to talk through maps as if they were working in a Tourist Information Centre to a customer

Customer may ask questions about any of the Brunel landmarks

In this activity the children will imagine that they are working for The Bristol Tourist Board and have been asked to design a a travel map for tourists wanting to take a tour of Brunel’s famous landmarks.

Using the maps of Bristol to assist, the children can choose to create a map for either the modern or the Victorian tourist.

Maps should include:

All key Brunel landmarks

Other key landmarks as points of reference

Main roads (names or numbers)

Any additional tourist attractions

Leading on from connecting activity, show children two maps of Bristol -2006 and 1859. Discuss major geographical changes: Urban growth, road network, services etc.

Explain to children that if you were a tourist in Bristol now your tour around the city would be very different to a tour in Victorian times. However, in both times you would expect to visit Brunel’s exciting landmarks.

Spot the difference

Ch. to compare and contrast two photographs of Bristol – 2006 and 1859, and identify as many differences as they can in 5 minutes. Ch. to share differences with class

What major changes have taken place in Bristol since the death of Brunel?

Which is the best city route to take to see Brunel’s landmarks?

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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