Keywords on display in topic corner (ongoing)
Learningobjectives on the flipchart (ongoing for pupils to refer to)
To describe the attitudes of some differentpeople to the building of a railway in the locality (NB focus onLondon area at wide)
To communicate their understanding of benefitsand disadvantages of railways
Howdid the arrival and expansion of the railways affect ourarea?
Tellpupils about the arrival of the railways in London. Discuss howthey might have affected people living in the area, who would havebenefited and who would have lost out. Ask pupils to compare mapsfrom 1841 and 1891, e.g. number of houses, number ofstreets, site of railway line or station.
Dividethe pupils into groups. Give each group the name of a family in thecensus in 1891, and ask them to consider, and make a list of, thebenefits and disadvantages of the railways to that family.
Eachpupil will have a role card stating a persons name, occupation andpoint of view about the proposed building of a railway through thelocality. Ask the pupils to prepare arguments that they canrole-play in a debate.
Speaking and Listeningopportunity:
Organise a class debate and vote onwhether or not pupils favour the building of therailway.
Art web searches
Thefollowing paintings can illustrate how, thanks to the railways andurban public transport, people from all classes could enjoy newopportunities for leisure and recreation.
1. Derby Dayby William Powell Frith
2. TennisParty by Charles March Gere
3.Underground Railway by Charles Trevor Prescott
4. One ofthe people - Gladstone in an Omnibus by John Morgan
5. RailwayStation by William Powell Frith
6. Beach atWalberswick by Philip Wilson Steer
7. RamsgateSands by William Powell Frith
8. The OldBedford by Walter Richard Sickert
Can pupilsspeculate how people might have been affected by therailways?
Can pupils presentideas to the class in oral form? English 1: gain and maintain theinterest of audience using persuasive language; speak audibly andclearly, using spoken standard English in this formalcontexts
Extension for MApupils:
Explore the pros and cons of therailways
SEN pupils:see page 1