Using an antique ’empire’ plate as bookends, this clever package of 6 interlinking enquiries creates a wonderful unit of work which teaches your students about Britain’s involvement in the Empire in the Caribbean, China, Ireland, India and Africa.
Rich in variety, each enquiry stands alone, yet they link together with ease. There is a well thought through ‘unsupported’ assessment task and lots of creative and imaginative approaches, including studying a Turner painting, Gilray cartoons, and a 1960s movie.
The enquiries included are:
- What connects our national obsession for tea, coffee and clothes with an antique plate?
- Could you prosecute the captain of the slave ship Zong?
- Why did Britain and China go to war?
- Does John D Clare get it right about the Indian Mutiny?
- Was Britain to blame for the Irish Potatoe famine?
- Was Leticia Bunting right to walk out of the premier of the film Zulu?