Hello This is my first year as a year 3 teacher and we have just started a history topic on our local area. It links in with our geography unit too, looking at land use and how the village has changed over the years etc. We have already started the topic by considering what the historical buildings/symbols might be, places of particular interest, and the children have carried out some research using written sources and ICT. We have walks in the locality planned for a couple of weeks time, but I am being observed in this history/geography unit in between these walks and unfortunately I have no inspirational ideas which have come to me yet and would be really grateful if anybody could share anything that has worked well and really engaged the children. I haven't written my specific aims yet, but it will obviously focus around comparing past to present, getting the children to think about changes that have happened over the years and why they think these changes have occurred, whether it's land use, old and new buildings, or whether I just focus on one particular part of history for example our school. I haven't got much further than that and feel a bit muddled! Thanks for reading this, and hopefully someone can help me out!