A view of a Victorian kitchen. Taken at Worth Park country house, Crawley, West Sussex in 1888.
Whiteboard Activity (Smart): Past Homes
Whiteboard Activity (Promethean): Past Homes
Can we be room detectives?Ask pupils to look at the photograph above. If you have an Interactive Whiteboard you could put the picture up, then use the screen shade to reveal it slowly. The larger image will allow pupils to study it in detail, also the zoom option on an interactive whiteboard will allow you to study/highlight certain features. Ask them to look for clues as to what this room might have been used for. On the table there are plates, teapots, sieves, jars, a mixing bowl and a chopping board. The range on the left also has several large cooking pots on it. Once pupils have identifyed it as a kitchen you could focus on one of the objects, such as the mixing bowl or sieve and ask pupils to guess what it might be made of, who would have used and what for. They could compare it with bowl/sieve today. Also the number of objects on the table could lead to a discussion about the owner of the house. Where they rich or poor - who needs that many teapots!
Learning Aims and Outcomes
- Identify the rooms in a home from long ago
- Describe, using appropriate vocabulary, features, furniture and household objects from homes from long ago
- Use clues to infer the use of an object
- Talk about aspects of home life long ago
- Some background knowledge about houses in the past would be helpful, but is not essential
Extended Learning and Useful Links
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