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REPLICA APOLLO SPACESUIT WORKSHOP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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PUPILS WILL LEARN ..

 

About the lives of William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee.

 

 

MATCHING WORKSHOP

 

Sorry, we don't currently offer a workshop for these famous people.

 

 

RESOURCES AND SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

 

OUR RESOURCES (see downloads at top of page):

 

Powerpoint for both people

Written profiles of William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee

Wordsearch of William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee

 

 

SUGGESTED EXTERNAL RESOURCES:

(please note that we hold no responsibility for external resources and that it is up to you to check for suitability)

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/berners_lee_tim.shtml

http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/Kids.html

http://primaryfacts.com/2784/10-facts-about-tim-berners-lee-the-inventor-of-the-world-wide-web/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/caxton_william.shtml

http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/calendar-activities/first-english-printer-william-20276.html

 

 

 

Suggested activities:

 

LITERACY:

Make your own small book like William Caxton / write a pretend email to William Caxton about his printing press / write instructions for doing a google search.

 

ROLE-PLAY AREA SUGGESTIONS:

Caxton’s printing shop / science lab (like CERN) / internet café.

 

ART / DT:

Make a model computer from cardboard boxes / make lots of prints!

 

GEOGRAPHY:  

Look at the known world in Caxton’s time compared to now / find out how many computers are connected to the internet in each country of the world / locate CERN in google earth.

 

SCIENCE:

Find out how computers ‘talk’ to each other / what is the best ink/paint to print with?

 

FREE Key Stage 1 'Significant Individuals'

(i.e. famous people) 2014 National Curriculum lesson plans:

 

LESSON PLAN 3: William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee

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