Students listens to the story about Archimedes and the Crown. The website for the read aloud is on the lesson plan. Afterwards, students are supposed to draw a comic strip that explains the story of how displacement was discovered.
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The children had posed their own questions about the fire; we had told the story of the fire from Samuel Pepys’ perspective; the children role-played trying to put out the fire with hooks, squirters and buckets of water; and they examined pictures of said equipment and of London before and during the fire.
In these sessions we see the power of story to give children a key into the past, to engage them imaginatively and to provide them with a mental picture of an historical situation. The contextual knowledge and insight gained through the story enable them to understand the historical sources we turn to next. The subject is Victorian coal-mining and child labour in Victorian mines; the class are able to identify with these children, of a similar age to themselves, who tell their own stories.
We studied Goodnight, Mr Tom (the film and the book), topic books and artefacts relating to what it was like to be a child during World War II. The children wrote short diaries about what it would be like to be an evacuee or to be in an air raid during the Blitz. They used the recount genre with descriptive language, and demonstrated empathy with children in World War II.
These four extra Great Fire of London teaching accounts were written by teachers who attended Nuffield Primary History in-service courses. The teachers have adapted a range of Nuffield Primary History approaches to the needs of their classes.