Card Sort: what impact did the Railways have on the UK?
This great little resource is suitable for students of all abilities. The card sort includes four factors,economic, social, political and environment as well as 16 cards / changes that need to be sorted under these headings. The resource is supplied in Microsoft Word, so it can be easily customised to suit your learners or teaching resources.

This is a great way of adding in some cooperative, pair share and kinesthetic learning into your lesson on this topic.

The aims and objectives are:

Theme: The Transport Revolution 1750 - 1900
Know: What changes took place as a result of the railways?
Understand: What economic, political, social and environmental changes took place?
Evaluate: Which changes were the most significant?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify & Describe: The changes that took place as a result of the Railways 1750 - 1900?
Explain: The impact of the Railways on the economy, society, environment and politics in Britain?
Analyse: which changes were the most significant?
Synthesis: Analyse & Explain how the changes were interconnected?

If you like this resource you might also like my worksheet and PowerPoint on this topic, which can also be bought separately or as a bundle in my TES shop. After this task, I normally get my students to write an essay or extended piece of writing explaining what the impact of the Railways on Britain 1759 - 1900, and then use it to assess to their progress grades.

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Created: Dec 20, 2016

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