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Y2: Movers and Shakers

 

Our topic in Term 4 is called 'Movers and Shakers'. This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

 

From intrepid explorers to talented artists, and dazzling doctors to powerful kings, our lives today are shaped, impacted and influenced by the actions taken, discoveries, inventions and decisions made by significant people. But how many 'Movers and Shakers' do you know about? What big changes or decisions did they make in their lifetime that are still remembered, talked about and impact us today? Were they good role models and did they affect people's lives for the better or worse?

Task One:

 

I'm as curious as Little Miss Curious here about what you already know about this topic.

 

So to kick us off with a Who? a Where? and a What Now? I would like you to complete this short Knowledge Harvest task. As we would normally begin our topics at school with a lot of chatter together, sharing our thoughts and ideas about everything we already know (Knowledge Harvest) and everything we'd like to find out (Wonderings), this will enable me to tailor our learning throughout this topic to suit us.  Sometimes we even manage to come up with some amazing suggestions and go off on some wonderful tangents. It's fantastic to bend, shift and stretch our minds as we explore our learning together.

 

Please complete the Circle Map below all about what you already know and how you know it - did you learn it at school (how and when?), did someone at home tell you (who and why?), did you visit somewhere special (where?) or do you have an awesome book at home (what is it called?). I have attached an example Circle Map to take a look at if you are unsure about how to fill it in.

 

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