Scheme of Work: Local History – transport

Primary Scheme of Work, Key Stage 2 History (unresourced)

By Tim Lomas, published 18th July 2014

A study over time reflected in the locality

Children can be introduced to the idea that transport has changed considerably in the locality over time and that this has had a significant impact on the way that the community has changed and developed. They can also understand how and why these developments have occurred.

This unit is structured around three sequential history enquiries:

  1. How did early transport hold back developments in the locality?
  2. Why were improvements made to transport in the locality?
  3. How much difference did these improvements in transport make to the local area?

This scheme of work has been produced in association with the British Association for Local History (BALH).

Please note: While this unit contains resource suggestions, it is not a fully resourced scheme of work, and the resources it refers to may in some cases only be available to full members of the HA.

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