Resources

Teacher Notes

How the WebQuest Developed

How the Webquest Works

Extension Activities

Options for usage

Timeline

Practicalities

Downloadable Resources

Acknowledgements

Web site links

General Victorian Web Site links

 

 

How the Webquest Developed

This webquest began as a simple introduction to The Water Cure in Malvern! As I looked for suitable sites I found so many which widened my own knowledge of the subject covering

 


As I live in Malvern, I have provided extended material for this area, linked from this image .

 

I do not have personal knowledge of Matlock or Ilkley, therefore the resources are purely links to other web sites. These are extensive however, and would allow schools in those areas to extend their research. I would be delighted if anyone wished to add material for these geographical areas. Please contact me if you wish to do so. Your contributions would be acknowledged.

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How the Webquest Works

This begins as a mystery as to how eight apparently diverse images are related. These are viewable on the Process page, first stacked in a box, then scattered around it.

It is up to you!

By clicking on any one image, a larger version opens.

By clicking on that, a page opens where a series of tasks are set.

The means of meeting these tasks is provided in given web sites or additional resources, such as 'My notes'. In the case of Malvern, these include photos of modern Malvern, old images of Malvern, scanned pictures and text from old Malvern books about the water cure and about the town.

There is no particular order to opening these images so pupils will only gradually begin to form opinion. I therefore feel it is essential that pupils are encouraged to work co-operatively. The reading matter in many web sites is quite high, though I have provided as much guidance as possible, so they know what they are looking for. For this reason, this is targeted at Yr 5 and 6 and pupils should work in pairs.

The tasks for each image involve varying amounts of research. It is greatest for the Malvern image.

Although I feel it is essential to investigate all images, I recognise that you may wish to concentrate on your particular local area. In addition to the Malvern link above, these are the important ones.

For Matlock, Derbyshire
For Ilkley, Yorkshire
Hardly 'local', but the American aspect

 

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Extension Activities

The material I found was extensive, often overwhelming, but very worthwhile. For this reason there are extension activities, developing knowledge of that particular image e.g. Charles Darwin and his theories; his family with the opportunity to compare his large family to that of Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens; a link to Census at school which examines the census return for his household in 1891 etc.

The activities cover many aspects of the NC so it would be possible to use this webquest as the basis for much of the work within one term if you wished! Do explore them. I found them fascinating. Open them by clicking on theWally Web Whippet icon.

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Options for usage

This can cover local history studies for any of the areas but also covers many aspect of The Victorians. It can be used as

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Timeline

Practicalities

Pupils will find it easier if they can refer to hard copies of the task sheets and the initial images. These are available to download and print. See below.

 

Resources

Great Malvern

Malvern Library

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Downloadable Resources

Initial Tasks as a Word Document

Timeline for teachers

Timeline for pupils

American Timeline for Teachers

American Timeline for Pupils

Dickens/David Copperfield Comparison
(See bottom of Dickens Extension Activites for explanation)

Sets of images from 'The Box'

Set 1 Set 2 Set 3

Open page and click on print button

Set of 'Old Images of Malvern' to sort in to chronological order

OM Set 1 OM Set 2

Open page and click on print button

 

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Acknowledgements

Some of the images in 'my Uncle's box' have been copied from other sites to use as a link to those sites. In all cases I have tried to gain permission to do so. In two cases I have had no response so my apologies are due to:

My thanks are due to

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Web site Links

Initial Tasks

Image 1

http://www.afx.cz/Priessnitz/en/

Image 2

http://www.pvtnet.cz/www/grafenberg/

Image 3

http://www.malvernhillsaonb.org.uk/
http://www.malvern-hills.co.uk/index.html
http://www.malvernhills.gov.uk/tourism/area_views.asp
http://www.multimap.com/

Image 4

http://listserv.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9710A&L=victoria&D=0&H=0&I=-3&O=T&T=0&P=7062

Image 5

http://clendening.kumc.edu/dc/fn/brodie1.html
http://gardenofpraise.com/ibdnight.htm

Image 6

http://listserv.indiana.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind9710A&L=victoria&P=R2034&D=0&H=0&I=-3&O=T&T=0
http://www.dickenslive.com/journal/works.htm
http://www.dickenslive.com/journal/cdpix.htm
http://www.dreamwater.net/spora/Dickens/Dora.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/books/author/dickens/pg2.shtml

Image 7

http://www.andrewspages.dial.pipex.com/matlock/pix/matlockhouse.htm
http://www.matlock.ndirect.co.uk/Riber.htm

Image 8

http://www.addingham.org/iguide/hist3.htm
http://www.mike.dixon.btinternet.co.uk/page9.html

Image 9

http://www.afx.cz/Priessnitz/en/
http://www.mothernature.com/Library/bookshelf/Books/46/19.cfm

Wally Web Whippet Extension Tasks.

These sites are too numerous to list but the source is readily identifiable in each task. My thanks to all.

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Useful general Victorian Websites

http://www.channel4.com/learning/microsites/E/essentials/history/units/victlife_bi.shtml (Designed to go with QCA Unit 12 (Local History) Very useful.

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/primarylinks/victorian.html
This provides its own list of useful sites.

http://www.censusatschool.ntu.ac.uk/curriculum3.asp
A brilliant site for many areas of the NC but this page relates to history. There are three downloadable activities realating to the Victorians on this page. I have included the direct link on the Charles Darwin extension sheet.

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