What skills were developed?
Children worked as historians throughout the project, practicing investigating sources and looking at the continuity and change between life in England before the Industrial Revolution and after. They looked at cause and effect in many different areas such as child labour, holidays, education and investigated how the invention of the locomotive and the railway system changed not only England, but the world.
What the teacher says
“This project has developed a depth of understanding in our pupils and has vastly developed their analytical skills. They are able to engage with high-level subject matter and have honed their exploratory skills when dealing with historical sources. On the creative side, it has been very interesting to watch the different applications and interpretations of the learning through the medium of dance. The children have really taken on the challenge of creating their movement sequences and have designed a very interesting creative piece.”