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Land Use at Battlebridge

Introduction

This lesson looks at the history of the Battlebridge Basin and its surroundings over the past 200 years. It traces the changes patterns of land use in the area, from the time when Battlebridge was a village in open countryside, through the construction of the canal and period of rapid urbanisation to the regeneration of the 21st century.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

Differentiation

Lesson Plan - Land Use at BB Basin (PDF)

The Future of Canals

Introduction

This lesson examines the past history of freight transport on the British canal system, and asks whether it is possible for freight carrying to be redeveloped in the 21st century.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

Differentiation

Lesson Plan - Future of Canals (PDF)

Explosion!

Introduction

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This lesson looks at the events surrounding a serious explosion that took place beneath the Macclesfield Bridge (illustrated) on the Regent's Canal in London on the 2nd of October 1874. It examines what the explosion can tell us about industrial safety standards in the 19th century, and how the events were reported in the newspapers of the day. It gives an opportunity to question primary source material, and write a newspaper style report.

National Curriculum

Learning Objectives

Differentiation

Lesson Plan - Explosion (PDF Format)

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