Cost: Three week loan for £60.
Suitable for: P4 to P7
Coast-to-Coast Handling Box
Our Coast-to-Coast loan boxes allow classes to explore the theme of navigation through handling objects, maps, games and activities. The boxes include quality replicas of the kinds of tools Livingstone would have used to navigate across the continent of Africa, including a sextant, telescope, magnifying glass and a compass.
The box uses STEM and the curriculum for excellence as the basis for the linked activities, which are designed to develop literacy and numeracy skills.
The handling box also includes a ‘Questioning the Empire’ option, through which pupils are encouraged to think critically about the historical context of Livingstone’s travels, taking care to acknowledge the impact of Victorian exploration and missionary work.
After completing these activities, you will:
- Know more about David Livingstone’s Trans-Africa Expedition, navigation, map reading, magnetism and creative writing.
- You will have developed critical thinking through questioning the links between David Livingstone’s missionary work and the growth of the British Empire.
- MTH 1-17a I can describe, follow and record routes and journeys using signs, words and angles associated with direction and turning.
- ENG 1-31a Having explored the elements which writers use in different genres, I can use what I learn to create my own stories, poems and plays with interesting structures, characters and/or settings.
- SOC 2-01a I can use primary and secondary sources selectively to research events in the past.
- SCN 2-08a I have collaborated in investigations to compare magnetic, electrostatic and gravitational forces and have explored their practical applications.
- LIT 2-28a I can convey information, describe events, explain processes or combine ideas in different ways.