Section 1 - Introduction
If you are using the Schools Learning Materials for the first time, we suggest that you go to Learning Packages Theme 4 Topic 1 Introduction to the materials in the archive. This suggests ways in which the archival materials might be used.
The Learning Packages in Theme 2 Settlements and Society provide background to the changes in places and society along the Dorset coast.
The following Schools Learning Material has five main Sections :
• Section 1 - Introduction describes the main features and objectives of Mapping Change in Place and Society
• Section 2 - Smuggling and maps
develops a specific element of the smuggling story to demonstrate ways
in which archival maps can be used to enhance the learning experience.
• Section 3 - Change in place and society
shows how sequences of maps of the same location coupled with selected
images illustrate how places and the communities which live in them have
changed. At the same time, it poses questions about why those changes
have occurred and what their effects on rural and urban coastal
landscape have been.
• Section 4 - Using the archival materials in the field
suggests ways in which the maps and images might be used in conjunction
with field studies to help students understand how the landscapes which
they are visiting and observing have changed over time.
• Section 5 - Landscape change –past to future – our role poses questions about how those landscapes changed in the past and might change in the future.
Its specific learning objectives are to:
a) help Key Stage 3 and 4 learners
to understand how their way of life is also determined by external
forces, how their environment has evolved, and how we make judgements
that can affect the environment
b) promote effective learning at a personal level, rooted within the community but extended to explore global perspectives
c) promote constructive creative thinking and to encourage the exhilarating moment where content inspires original thought
Four areas of the Dorset coast are used as exemplars
of the rich and varied resources available in the Dorset Coast Digital
• the village of Burton Bradstock in West Dorset
Burton Bradstock Football Team 1907-8
Knoll beach between 1915 and 1921
• Durlston Country Park at Swanage
Durlston Head from the air with the strip fields in the background
• Poole , specifically Longfleet and Parkstone
The Parkstone Branch of International Stores between 1923 and 1928
This material has been developed in discussion both with schools and the Durlston Country Park Coastal Education Centre.
The maps, paintings and photographs in the DCDA
archive were produced at particular times and often for specific
reasons. They are not drawn with the same accuracy as today and do not
reflect the same attitudes, principles or laws as today. For more detail
about the features of maps, go to Interactive Maps and click on Cartography.
As an introductory Learning
Activity, students could consider ways in which maps are used today for
particular tasks or to carry specific messages.
Linking maps in the DCDA to the Ordnance Survey
Because the maps in the Map Viewer are already
georectified to the same base as the modern Ordnance Survey maps, you
can use the maps and aerial photographs in the DCDA in association with
the maps downloaded from Get-a-map http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk
Please note the following extract from the Ordnance Survey Terms and Conditions
“Copies of Get-a-map mapping for teaching and classroom use:
Educational establishments may download
sufficient copies of each map image as displayed on your browser to
provide each pupil/student and teacher with an individual copy.”
N.B. These conditions apply only to educational establishments. All other users MUST comply with the terms and conditions set out elsewhere within the Get-a-Map site
www.infomapper.com also provides access to Ordnance Survey maps
www.google.com and http://local.live.com provide present-day images (the latter in 3D)
http://www.advisory-unit.org.uk/aegis3 provides GIS tools for map-making
www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone and www.geography.org.uk/projects/gtip/thinkpieces/gis/ both provide good introductions to ways in which GIS can be used for learning