The Archive can be used to support teachers and
students in understanding the Dorset Coast in a multitude of
cross-curricular ways and through links to interesting partnerships.
It has four parts at present:
Topic 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE MATERIALS IN THE ARCHIVE shows how the archive can be used through an examination of a coastal area, mostly one parish.
Topic 2 EXEMPLAR MATERIALS FOR NATIONAL CURRICULUM have
been designed to meet the expectations of a specific National
Curriculum area, Key Stages 1 & 2 (Year 2) Geography Unit 4: Going
to the Seaside.
Topic 3 THE NEW SMUGGLERS - EXEMPLAR MATERIALS FOR NATIONAL CURRICULUM
KEY STAGES 3&4 have been designed to show how archived material can
be used to stimulate understanding of present-day problems. It provides
sample learning activities for KS3 Citezenship, Geography and History
and KS3 Citezenship.
Topic 4 MAPPING CHANGE IN PLACE AND SOCIETY is developed from the New
Smugglers to show how archival maps may be used to anaylise changes in
urban and rural landscapes and changes in them as a resource for local
history, geography fieldwork and environmental change.