THE PAST IN THE PRESENT
Designed to support a school trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway
HISTORY Key Stage 1
Other Key Stage Variants: Lower Key Stage 2 | Upper Key Stage 2
How is the past represented?
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The resource is a series of tasks that encourage students to identify and engage with the historical objects and items on display at the museum, and to analyse and interpret their usefulness, purpose and impact
The resource is a series of tasks that encourage students to identify and engage with the historical objects and items on display at the museum, and to analyse and interpret their usefulness, purpose and impact . Students have to interpret an original Isle of Wight network map and so are employing useful life skills that crossover to other subject areas, such as Maths and Geography.
This enables students to practise their interpretation skills whilst engaging with historical items and aspects of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway. The task is relevant to students in key stage 1 & 2.
Questions have been chosen because they link with core History skills as required at these key stages.
It is suggested to teachers that they introduce the background of the railway, in particular the history of the Isle of Wight railway network and its demise, as a class pre-learning activity. Students should be keen to practise responding to the resource questions.
An understanding of the general history of transport and its development would also be useful preparation for this task.
When on site, students will be able to undertake the task elements and can practise their interpretation. The task is ideally undertaken on-site, to allow for the completion of all questions.
Key Skills Practised
Identifying artefacts and items on-site
It is suggested to teachers that students undertake some research the background of the railway, in particular the history of the Isle of Wight railway network and its demise, as a class pre-learning activity. Students should be keen to practise responding to the resource questions.
During the Visit
Completion of the History resource/s linked to this document
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
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Step back in time to the golden age of steam at Isle of Wight Steam Railway! A potted history of the Island's railways from Victorian times to the present day.
Follow-up tasks could include a whole class discussion about the responses to the questions, groups presenting back their collated ideas to the class, or compounding learning by developing further skills, using more challenging questions
Students will be able to investigate the historical aspects of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway by interpreting the questions and challenges, answering the questions, and recording their responses.
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This page was last updated on: 01/06/2016