Learn about the Great Fire of London from pictures and eye-witness reports and create a time line of events. Generate questions and research the answers to write reports for a class newspaper.
Contrast the design, properties and materials used in modern buildings to those at the time of the Great Fire of London. Make 3-D models and 2-D collages of Tudor homes to re-enact the fire with tissue paper 'flames'!
Find out about historical songs and chants connected to the Great Fire of London. Explore dynamics, pitch and tempo. Create a simple 4-part music and movement composition, inspired by the Great Fire.
Find out about the famous diarists Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. Write your own diary entries, including a realistic entry set during the Great Fire. Share diaries in a ‘coffee house’ setting.
Learn about modern and 17th Century fire-fighting. Understand how the Great Fire of London started, spread and what the results were. Finally, think about your own fire safety, before creating a poster
Using drawing, imagination and communication; use charcoal drawing and potato printing to develop artistic ideas inspired by St Paul’s before designing, making and decorating a model Cathedral.
Discover food eaten at the time. Contrast the diet of the rich and poor. Compare and make contemporary and period recipes. Study the Great Fire monument in London. Build your own structure.
Prepare tours for London, make souvenirs, role-play key people and draw maps, to transform your classroom into 17th Century London. Become tour guides, teaching visitors about the 1666 historic event.