Local Area Study
The Local Services

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In this lesson, we'll take a look at the services that you find in our local area. We'll figure out what a service is before we evaluate how many services our area has.
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Activity 1

Service Search
In this activity, children will work in pairs with a device and Google Maps. They will have to evaluate the services in the local area by checking how far each is away from the school.
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Activity Resources

Local Area Maps
You will find the local area maps I would use for this lesson below. You can find maps for your area on Google Maps by removing labels or on snazzymaps.com
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Lesson Plan

Everything you need to give this lesson a try. On the left side we have our lesson objectives, in the middle are the activities and on the right are the assessment tools!
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From the Curriculum

Strand: Human Environments
Strand Unit:
People living and working in the local area

Curriculum Objectives

The child should be enabled to:
-explore, investigate and come to appreciate the major features of the built environment in the locality and in a contrasting part of Ireland
-become aware of the natural features of the locality
-learn about the modes of transport and transport routes of the locality

Learning Objectives

-use the language of history including: chronology, timeline, causes, sources.

-sequence the events leading up to the start of WW1.

-identify some of the reasons why WW1 started.

-use online sources of information to research the flags of WW1 countries.

Learning Activities

-Video Stimulus: watch the video stimulus explaining the causes of WW1, pausing the video when prompted to answer stimulus questions.
-Comic Strip Sequencing: draw a three piece comic strip that explains the events of Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination.
-Summarising: using the video content, summarise three reasons why war was inevitable, even without Ferdinand's assassination.
-Flag Research: using ICT resources, research the flags of various countries that took part in WW1. Research carefully to make sure you are finding sources that show WW1 flags not modern flags.


-Teacher Designed Tasks:
1) Comic Strip Sequence
2) Reasons for War
3) Flag Research Sheet

-Teacher Questioning:
1) Can you identify a few reasons why WW1 started?
2) Can you put the events of Franz Ferdinand's assassination in order?

Rang Maher