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Enquiry 7: Contrasting Visions
To what extent is the National Memorial Arboretum’s vision different from our own?
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Pupils visit the National Memorial Arboretum - mapping the memorials and  identify missing memorials.

 Pupils note the key features of the memorial to their chosen conflict (where it exists), comparing it with their own design and reflecting on why these designs might be different.

 View interview with David Childs (a founder of the Arboretum) and discuss with the class what this explains about the site today.

Resource 7a:
    Video Interview
    with David Childs.
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 Resource 7b:
   Photo Gallery:
   Memorials at the National
Main Learning Outcome:

Pupils compare their design with how that conflict has been represented at the National Memorial Arboretum.
Learning Objectives:

History 1.5:
 To consider the significance
of conflicts in their historical contexts and in the present day.

History 1.6:
 To continue to develop pupils understanding of how and why historians and others interpret conflicts in different ways through a range of media.

History 2.2:
 To explore, analyse and evaluate an historical environment.

Geography: 1.1b Place:
 Developing ‘geographical imaginations’ of places.

Geography: 1.2a Space
 Understanding the inter-actions between places and the networks created by flows of information, people and goods.

Geography: 2.2 Fieldwork and out-of-class learning:
 Select and use fieldwork tools and techniques appropriately, safely and efficiently. These include using ICT, such as digital and video cameras and GIS.

Geography: 2.3b Graphicacy and visual literacy
 Construct maps and plans at a variety of scales, using graphical techniques to present evidence.

Design & Technology
1.2a Cultural understanding
 Understanding how products evolve according to users’ and designers’ needs, beliefs, ethics and values and how they are influenced by local customs and traditions and available materials.

Reflective Learners
 To assess themselves and others, identifying strengths
and weaknesses in their own work, evaluating experiences
and learning to inform future progress.