Opinions about Urban Change
Name of Teachers
John Hargreaves and Rachel Leech
Key Stage 3, Year 8
Opinions about changes in the Padiham area of Burnley.
The students were engaged in considering the social, environmental, political and economic systems that underpin change in an area. The students participated in debates and discussions about places, focussing on the Neighbourhood Action Plan and the town of Paiham. They developed their capacity to justify their ideas. One visible outcome of this was the production of a poster or leaflet summarising their ideas. They had to explain their preferred option for the future of Padiham.
Concepts and Big Ideas
- Sustainable Communities
- Reasoning with Maps
- Geographical Imaginations
- Geographical Communication
A focus on Padiham
Adapting this scheme for you own school
This scheme highlights a small scale local area and emphasises students’ current and potential role in the development of the community. There are some great ideas for using the OS Free Maps for Schools, these ideas could be adapted to your own place, or alternatively Padiham could used as a place study – here the powerpoint will be useful.
Files to download
- Scheme of work
- Advice for the poster/leaflet on Padiham
- Five examples of Student work
- Evaluation 1
- Evaluation 2
At the end of the sequence of learning the pupils were asked to evaluate their project. Here are two examples:
Here is what the teachers thought about the project.