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ERIC Number: ED454108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 44
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-85074-779-2
Osborne. A Teacher's Handbook.
Cooper, Rosemary; Fordham, Jennie
Osborne, located on the Isle of Wight, is almost entirely Victorian. It was designed, built, and furnished to the royal family's specifications (as a holiday home), and remains largely unaltered since Queen Victoria died in 1901. It offers unique resources for those studying not only the Victorian royal family but other aspects of 19th-century life, including architecture, art and design, technology, costume, education, and leisure. This teacher's handbook is divided into the following sections: "Why Visit Osborne?"; "Understanding the Site"; "Site Description"; "Documentary Sources"; "Timeline"; "Resource Sheets"; "Educational Approaches"; "Activity Sheets"; and "Bibliography and Resources." The handbook contains illustrations and photographs and provides teaching ideas for using different parts of the Osborne estate, as well as activities that can be followed in the house itself. It offers suggestions for work based on the development of literacy and geographical skills, and ideas for mathematics, science, and technology, as well as history and multicultural themes. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: English Heritage Education Service, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)