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  Physical Changes
to the Coast
  Settlements & Society
  Managing the Coast
  Schools Learning Materials
Introduction to the materials in the archive

Going to the Seaside - Exemplar materials for National Curriculum Geography Key Stages 1&2

The New Smugglers - Exemplar materials for National Curriculum Key Stages 3&4

Mapping Change in Place and Society

Diversity and Citizenship in the Countryside

  Mapping Change in Place and Society
Understanding environmental change through maps and images

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.

  Topic 1:
Introduction to the materials in the archive
  Topic 2:
Going to the Seaside: Exemplar materials for National Curriculum Geography Key Stages 1 & 2
  Topic 3:
The New Smugglers: Exemplar materials for National Curriculum Key Stages 3&4
  Topic 4:
Mapping Change in Place and Society

The Learning Packages in Theme 2 Settlements and Society provide background to the changes in places and society along the Dorset coast.

settlements & society
  Topic 1:
Origins of Growth & Settlement
  Topic 2:
Life on the Land and in the Town
  Topic 3:
Leisure Hours
  Topic 4:
The Influence of the Sea
  Topic 5:
Radar Development in Dorset

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 Archive:

•  the village of Burton Bradstock in West Dorset
Burton Bradstock Football Team 1907-8

•  Studland

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


























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