Shropshire Routes to Roots
|Routes | Changes in people and landscape | A tale of two towns|
8. Resources for teachers
How to use this theme in the classroom
The Tale of Two Towns theme is designed to encourage users to explore Oswestry or Shrewsbury on foot. Although the text is written for an adult audience, the significant pictorial content of the theme should enable it to be adapted easily for teaching to younger pupils. The following headings suggest ways of using the material in class, in relation to the National Curriculum for History.
In relation to the History Schemes of Work, the theme ties in with Key Stage 2, Unit 13: 'How has life in Britain changed since 1948?' and Key Stage 2, Unit 18: 'What was it like to live here in the past?'. The theme could form part of Key Stage 3, Unit 12: 'Snapshot 1900 what was British middle-class life like?'
As well as supporting History, the theme could relate to Geography at Key Stages 1 and 2, Unit 20: 'Local traffic - an environmental issue' and Geography at Key Stage 3, Unit 9: 'Shopping - past, present and future'.
The theme might also raise Citizenship issues, especially Key Stage 3, Unit 21: 'People and the environment'.
Worksheets for Key Stage Two
The following worksheets are designed to allow you to utilise the material in the classroom. They are 'printer-friendly', which means they will print without unnecessary links or logos, and as such can easily be distributed to a class:
Instead of using the prepared worksheets, you may wish to present the material in your own way. In particular, you could:
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