Nottingham from the East, 1700
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There is the potential to explore local history and geography when looking at this painting.
- Look at changes in the environment as part of geography. Base a design technology project on spotting and recreating recognisable buildings depicted in the painting.
- Linking to geography, look at places or buildings depicted in the painting, and look for those place names on local maps. e.g. River Leen school, the Arkwright building
- Using design technology as a basis for a project, look at the differences in transport between today and when the painting was depicted.
- Social history: Look at the people in the painting –what would their jobs be? What were their backgrounds? Who lived in the big houses? This could act as a stimulus for creative writing.
- Linking to geography and the science curriculum, look at the production of food as depicted in the painting and think about how this has changed.
- Explore the connection between social history and changes in the built environment.
- Look at how the industrial revolution has impacted on the environment and further develop this into looking at local industry.
- Produce an ICT and photographic project that demonstrates how our visual landscape has changed since Jan Siberechts painted this view.
- Linking to the science curriculum, look at weather patterns.
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