Using the expert/envoy technique to research and disseminate information from dossiers on a range of different aspects of Shang society, pupils have to show how good a teacher they are in terms of making the knowledge they are passing on stick with their classmates.
- Pupils build their knowledge of a range of aspects of Shang society: social structure, power of the ruler, nature of cities and building materials and ways of making a living, food and transport etc
- They know that society was well organised with its calendar, form of writing, taxes etc.
- Pupils develop best ways of communicating knowledge to increase chances of what is being taught is being learnt.
Pupils are attached to different expert groups each with a dossier to read and build their knowledge on 1 of 6 topics. RS1 provides some bare bones facts which you will want to supplement with your own school’s resources.
One pupil from the group – the expert – stays resident and tells visiting pupils -envoys about their topic in the most memorable way they can while the other envoys visit each of the different groups to find out about the other