Using the story, Around The World In 80 Days, plot Fogg’s journey around the world
Using atlases and globes, confidently identify which continents / countries and oceans he crossed and which directions he travelled eg. He headed north east to get to…
Use map scale to estimate approximately how far he travelled on histrip
Imagining he were in a hot air balloon for whole trip, share aerial photos of various locations on his trip – can children use geographical understanding and language to identify which is which eg. This photo shows a land-locked area so it can’t be… This area shows long mountain ranges so it must be…
Attach these images to map of route, examining similarities and differences
Discuss time zones with children and discuss new terminology eg. Prime Meridian etc.
Set range of challenges eg. Fogg leaves NYC at 8pm on a Sunday and flies to Calcutta. The journey takes 9.5 hours so what time does he arrive in local time?
Gather children’s experiences of travelling and what they needed to take with them. Are they familiar with any travel products eg. travel pillows etc. What are the features and why?
Discuss long-haul flights and how there is a lack of space on a plane so travel products must be small / light and space-saving
Show examples of amenity packs used on planes eg. with fold-away travel toothbrush etc. Discuss the designs and the sorts of problems they solve
Decide on a product or products for travellers that solve problem, drawing on real-life examples
Use design criteria to design product, communicating design in a range of ways
Select appropriate materials to make a prototype of their design, evaluating and adapting throughout
Encourage children to focus on aesthetics, functionality and branding – what is the key message of your design /product? Whom is it aimed at?
Research key players in field of aviation and find out about them and their impact
Consider the relevance and impact of the Wright brothers
Examine photographs / depictions of holiday destinations etc and comment on them in terms of perspective, colours, content etc
Gather images relating to places all across the globe in sketchbooks and critique these using artistic language
Use sound, video and photographs to create a montage about chosen destination
Consider how to manipulate sound, images and movement to best effect
Research other artists who use photography etc to capture the world around them
Evaluate their work and own work
Formal and informal letters from across the world - 'Dear Norman'.
Persuasive writing - travel brochure.
Children use the stimulus of Around the World in 80 Days to further deepen their understanding of the world. There will be a focus on time zones whilst looking at where different countries are. In D&T children will research and design their own neck cushion for use during long distance travel. In writing children will produce a series of formal and informal letters from various locations around the world. They will also produce a travel brochure. (Persuasive features.) Alongside the brochure children will use digital media to enhance images (art).
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