Learn about the food eaten at the time and contrast the diet of the rich and poor. Compare and contrast contemporary and period recipes and produce them for the end of topic exhibition. Study the Great Fire monument in London and build your own structure to symbolize this historic event.

Session 1 Banquets and picnics

Objectives

History

  • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change.
  • Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.

Design and Technology

  • Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.
  • Understand where food comes from.

You Will Need

  • Time line (as previous sessions)
  • Fresh oranges and pineapple

Session 2 Bakers!

Objectives

History

  • Learn about significant, national events beyond living memory.

Design and Technology

  • Select from and use a range of equipment to perform practical tasks.

Teaching and Activities

Children will:

  • Make, eat and compare 2 different types of bread.
  • Design and construct a monument to symbolize the Great Fire of London.
  • Write caption to explain their model.

You Will Need

  • Ingredients and baking equipment for 2 recipes
  • Delicious plain white bread and sour dough bread
  • Construction kits
  • Building bricks
  • Labels for captions for models
  • Play dough
  • Boards and tools