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  1. Teacher Adviser for History in Lancashire 12th March 2003 MAKING LOCAL HISTORY COME ALIVE Fiona Revell

  2. how an aspect in the local area has changed over a long period of time, or how the locality was affected by a significant national or local event, or how the locality was affected by the work of a significant individual. Local history is a Statutory Study in KS2 There are a variety of options to investigate:

  3. find out how to use a wide range of sources of information think about why things change make links between events learn and use research skills communicate learning in a variety of ways understand and appreciate similarities and differences compare one’s own experiences with others discuss ideas, beliefs, and attitudes of others Visits to historical sites enrich problem solving and thinking skills These help to focus the attention on the ‘how’ of history rather than ‘what’. Pupils are challenged to:

  4. provide pupils with the context for the visit - where it fits into their existing knowledge show appropriately levelled Knowledge, Skills and Understanding have activities that utilise the opportunities at the site e.g. re-enactment events, guided talks utilise ICT opportunities e.g. internet site research, digital cameras provide relevant follow-up activities in the classroom can provide ‘assessment for learning’ in that the impact of pupil interaction can be easily monitored Planning for effective local history visits Always ensure that plans:

  5. Gawthorpe Hall

  6. Area of Study: Local History Gawthorpe Hall

  7. Area of Study: Local History Gawthorpe Hall

  8. Prior Knowledge Assessment Opportunity What I already know about Gawthorpe Hall Impact on Learning What I enjoyed learning about Gawthorpe Hall

  9. Examples of Impact “…I couldn’t believe pikes were so long… they could take more than your eye out. They were no good against a musket though. A gun could fire longer than the pike. I would prefer a musket, or better still, a cannon.”

  10. “When the gun was fired I was told to cover my ears. It was loud. It must have hurt their ears.”

  11. “…the lady of the house (Lady Shuttleworth) wrote letters to warn her friends about the war. She used a quill. This was a feather type pen and it was hard to be neat.”

  12. “I wouldn’t have liked to fight in the Civil War as you had creepy crawlies (lice) in your buff coat and you were smelly.”