War Horse - anachronims and historical research lesson (Year 6)

Part of the War Horse - Historical Story Writing Unit of work (3 weeks). https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/historical-stories-war-horse-war-game-and-one-boy-s-war-12205177

This lesson is a cross curricular lesson that incorporates historical inquiry to tie in with a later English lesson.

Children have been reading War Horse in class and are now going to use what they have been exposed to in the story to study the importance of historical accuracy when writing about a specified time period.

The lesson looks into the term anachronism in order to then allow children to research factual information, the daily life of those in World War 1 and their hobbies and roles in society with the aim of identifying features that they can include in their own writing for contextually accurate pieces.

Attached is the presentation for the lesson, the lesson plan and some research for children to use if they do not have access to books on the time period of internet access.


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Created: Oct 29, 2019

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