Exciting finale to the topic sees pupils analysing different ways in which Scott has been commemorated in the past, coming up with their own 21st century ideas and then completing a diamond-4 prioritising activity before acting as historical advisers to a stone mason renovating a statue in Scott’s honour.
This lesson has three elements which address two key questions: why has Scott become such a well-remembered figure today? and what is a fitting way of keeping his memory alive to today’s and future generations?
The three elements are:
a. Teacher-led discussion on reasons why Scott is so strong in public memory leading to a diamond-4 prioritising activity
b. Children thinking creatively of appropriate ways of commemorating Scott today – having seen how he has been commemorated in the past
c. Children providing the text for a stonemason who is restoring a monument to Scott where the wording has been worn away over the last 100 years. Children are given just 35 words to summarise Scott’s significance.
- Pupils are aware of how Scott was viewed in 1912 and can contrast that with his image 100 or so years later;
- they are able to offer appropriate ideas as to how