25 June 2010Add to My Folder
This week’s assembly is about local history and how the environment around us provides a rich source of information about the past.
Main assembly (Preview)
By John Davis – teacher and freelance writer
In this assembly…
- To introduce the idea that an investigation of the area immediately around the school and children’s homes can tell us much about the past and how people used to live.
- To suggest that there is much visual historical evidence to be found in local buildings and monuments, and so on.
- To emphasise the abundance of visual historical evidence to be found in posters, photographs, postcards, drawings, and so on, and, in more recent times, 8mm and video camera film.
- To encourage children to find, handle, examine and speculate about artefacts from the past.
- To recognise the richness of past experiences that can be related orally by parents, grandparents and friends of the school.