Great Fire of London
Visit 17th Century London

Prepare tours for key London places, make souvenirs, role-play key people and draw maps, ready to transform your classroom into a recreation of 17th Century London at the time of the 1666 Great Fire. Become tour guides and teach visitors about this historic event.

Session 1 The Great Fire of London Tour

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Give well structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes including for expressing feelings.

Teaching and Activities

Prepare a tour guide speech to inform visitors to 17th Century London about the key places that were involved in the Great Fire.

Teaching Outcomes
To consider & use knowledge & facts gained about the Great Fire of London.
To participate in and prepare a group speech.

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London to participate in and prepare a group speech

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 2 The Great Fire of London Souvenirs

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

Design and Technology

  • Ddesign purposeful functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
  • Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology.

Teaching and Activities

Design and create Great Fire of London souvenirs, using your knowledge of the event.

Teaching Outcomes
To consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London.
To design and create Great Fire of London souvenirs.

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London to design and create Great Fire of London souvenirs.

You Will Need

  • Miniature paper house luminaries instructions

Session 3 Table top maps

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.

Art

  • Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.

Teaching and Activities

Create informative tabletop maps of 17th Century London, using your knowledge of the event and your imagination.

Teaching Outcomes
To use knowledge gained about the Great Fire of London.
To participate effectively in group discussion.
To create accurate drawings of 17th Century London.

Children will:

  • Use knowledge gained about the Great Fire of London.
  • Participate in group discussion.
  • Use their knowledge and imagination to create drawings of 17th Century London.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Session 4 Guided tours of 17th century London

Objectives

History

  • Learn about events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

English

  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.

Teaching and Activities

Using all you have learned about the Great Fire of London, turn your classroom into a recreation of 17th Century London. Guide visitors around key places of the time, tell them about this historic event and then invite them to choose a souvenir.

Teaching Outcomes
To use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London.
To answer questions and speak in the role of a character, and to participate in the class drama event.

Children will:

  • Consider and use knowledge and facts gained about the Great Fire of London.
  • Answer questions and speak in the role of a character.
  • Take part in the class drama event.

You Will Need

You do not need any particular resources for this session.

Weblinks

There are no weblinks needed for this session.