A story to tell:
Children are encouraged to examine the heritage significance of their immediate environment through familiar local landscape features. The example of an old tree is used in this tutorial. The activity encourages children to consider questions about past, present and future through personification and the creation of an unusual pictorial poem at the same time. The activity can be applied to other local features, a road, an old building etc.
Suited to children from 2nd to 4th class.
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Chris Thompson is a member of the Heritage in Schools Panel of Specialists.