The British Empire: Goods and Trade.

**The purpose of this lesson is for students to develop their understanding regarding the importance of trade for the growth of the Empire. **

**Lesson Plan: **

Hook / starter - Embedded video of all the countries which have been part of the British Empire - students to enter and remember as many as they can.

Lesson introduction (optional) goods of the Empire such as bananas, spices, tea, coffee, sugar etc. are placed into bags / big bags - students circulate the room and feel feel / smell the bags content to guess what the good may be.

This leads into the watching of a BBC video where students are challenged to remember more goods that the Empire traded in.

Students complete the ‘Empire Map Worksheet’ with the locations of goods and trade routes.

Students are then issued with an advertisement of one of the goods sold back in Britain. students engage in a MIX-PAIR-SHARE activity to discuss key questions linked to the advertisements

Students then return to write up their work in the books linked to a GCSE style question (Exam skill advice and structure included for differentiation).

**Plenary: **Blockbusters linked to empire good!

**Lots of of interactive activities to engage students with songs included and moving gifs! **



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Created: May 16, 2018

Updated: Feb 28, 2019

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