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The teacher's forum pages comprise case studies and lesson plans devised by teachers, based on historic buildings and the the Images of England website. Limekiln in Teesdale, IoE number: 111246  © Mr Derek Le Mare

They demonstrate how listed buildings; their images and listing text, have been studied, or used as a resource by teachers to illustrate National Curriculum themes. They show how such studies, when based on a local building or area, can encourage a better understanding of the built environment engendering interest in and also increasing awareness of its value to the local community.Bandstand, Grove Park, Weston super Mare, IoE number: 033200 .© Mr Robert Mair

The techniques used and questions asked can be readily transferred from the buildings in these case studies to a building in your locality, familiar to your pupils and thus of intrinsic interest to them. The more generally based topics can be replicated or adapted to suit your own schemes of work.


Would you like to share work produced by your pupils, or tried and tested lesson plans, based on listed buildings or the Images of England website? Why not offer them for inclusion in the Teacher's Forum pages? Please contact Mary Mills; email address, mary.mills@english-heritage.org.uk for details.

Follow the links below to view the contributions already posted on the website.

The Tobacco Factory, - Julia Christmas and pupils from Luckwell Primary School, Bristol, find out about a former WD& HO Wills Factory and the people who worked there.

Welburn Hall - Paul Brunyee and pupils from Welburn Hall SEN School, Yorkshire explore their historic school building.

Finding evidence of the Romans in England - a lesson plan for Yr 4/5 devised by Joanna McManus, Manorcroft Primary School, Surrey

Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.