Monday 4 May 2020

Project 133: The United Kingdom

In an attempt to make use of some of the BBC's Home Learning resources, we decided to do a project on the United Kingdom. We went on a journey around Britain at the end of Solomon's first year of home education (Project 41: Britain), and looked at Scotland more closely earlier in the year (Project 119: Scotland and Burns' Night), so it seemed a good time to look at the U.K. as a whole.

As well as the BBC resources, we used some Twinkl resources for UK maps and flags:

Flags of the UK
We used a wide range of online videos, and stories from Great Stories from British History, to give a potted history to the UK and some of its stories. 

We also made sure to discuss some of the foods synonymous with Britain, from afternoon tea to fish and chips and a cooked breakfast. 
An exploration of some British food

To coincide with this week's project we watched The Black Cauldron. We've watched films with an element of Scottish culture (e.g., Brave) and Irish culture (e.g., The Secret of Kells) before, but we hadn't previously watched anything particularly Welsh (which The Black Cauldron supposedly is, even if it's not obvious).

Next Project: World War II

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