Here is our Topic Map for the project:
Unit1 is all about building up our knowledge of WHAT the Empire was, HOW it came about, WHO were some of the important people who were part of it, WHEN did all this happen and WHERE. The children will be doing a LOT of research to find the answers to these questions and presenting what they discover in their own words. We shall choose one event in particular to report on for a newspaper article. Everyone will get to choose a different event and have to come up with all the facts and detail for the story themselves (just like a real reporter would). They will then have to match the details of the story to the structure of a news article. This will mean that everyone’s article is different and shows what they can do independently.