Secondary Schools

SECONDARY EDUCATION

The Waterworks Museum is pleased to be able to offer three modules to support the geography national curriculum (key stage 3), which have been developed by Trainee Teachers from the University of Worcester, Institute of Education, as part of a PGCE Teaching and Learning Project.

The modules comprise a sequence of three lessons centred on a visit to the Waterworks Museum, with a suggested lesson plan, PowerPoint introductions to the theme and, where appropriate, supporting resources.

The Museum would welcome feedback from teachers on ways in which these modules might be developed or for ideas of other subject areas where the Museum might be a useful resource, especially in support of STEAM learning.

For more information or to discussion learning opportunities please contact: info@waterworksmuseum.org.uk

Module/Theme 1: Water Development Issues & Global Learning

This module will encourage pupils to think about their own use of water and develop ideas about water use for sanitation, drinking, infrastructure and access, as well as water scarcity.

Lesson 1

This will encourage enquiry into student’s own use of water and put this into context, test prior knowledge and build on it in a global context.

Lesson 2

At the Museum will comprise group work to gather information and investigate historic and current methods for cleaning and delivering safe water to our homes.

Lesson 3

This is a follow up session, which focuses on development and global issues associated with water.

Module/Theme 2: Human interaction With Water

This module will encourage pupils to think about their own use of water and develop ideas about water use for sanitation, drinking, infrastructure and access, as well as water scarcity. The lessons focus on the investigation question ‘how do humans interact with water?’

Lesson 1

The aim of Lesson 1 is to show pupils how human interaction with water has changed over time and space. Pupils are encouraged to form their own opinions to argue which was the most important evolution in this history.

In the field trip to the Waterworks Museum, pupils will examine how technology has changed how we use and access water over time. This will include examples with differentiated worksheets for pupils.

Lesson 2

In the follow up lesson, resources will provide a recap to introduce a global comparison of water usage and technology in the UK, to a rural village in Bangladesh.

Module/Theme 3: Why Do Rivers Flood?

The three lessons in this module are based on the National Curriculum area of: understanding, through the use of detailed place-based exemplars at a variety of scale, the key processes of hydrology, and how human activity relies on the effective functioning of natural systems.

Lesson 1

This is about the processes involved in river flooding, including some work on local knowledge of Herefordshire.

Lesson 2

This is based around a visit to the Waterworks Museum, which is anticipated as a half day visit or, possibly, extended to a day if fieldwork opportunities are followed up.

Lesson 3

Based on an assessment of river flooding in Hereford.

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