As local history is a key component of the National Curriculum program of study, walking tours of the surrounding areas utilise learning outside the classroom in an effective way that ensures pupils have a concrete basis to build their understanding around.
As history minor specialists, we recently completed a walking tour of Liverpool which cemented the knowledge we discovered the previous week surrounding the history of Liverpool. Throughout the tour, we were introduced to many aspects of Liverpool’s architecture that held historical significance, many of which I was unaware of prior to this learning experience. I personally found the tour eyeopening and am eager to utilise a similar technique on future Professional Practice’s or within my classroom upon graduation.
Following on from the session, I created a video utilising newly discovered information and images I procured during the day which can be accessed below.