The world around us is a free teaching tool, and the ideas it suggests for fresh approaches to old problems are virtually limitless. With the National Curriculum in a period of transition there's never been a better time to explore the possibilities this incredible resource offers for rich learning experiences. Engaging Places hosts a range of teaching activities, lesson plans, and teaching resources that use buildings and places to help create unforgettable lessons. So follow the links below and make your students sit up and take notice of the world around them...
Downloadable lesson plans
This is an expanding bank of lesson plans for different subjects and age groups, exploring the many ways that buildings and places can help create enjoyable and rewarding lessons. The lessons have been written by teachers and other education professionals from all around the country. Why not send us your own lesson plans to include in this growing resource? If you have some great ways to teach using anything from your own school building to fantastic or imaginary places, let us know by email.
Download Key Stage 2 lesson plans:Key stage 2 – Art and design
Key stage 2 – ICT
Key stage 2 – D&T
Key stage 2 – Geography
Download Key Stage 3 lesson plans:Key stage 3 – Art and design
Key stage 3 – D&T
Key stage 3 – Geography
Download Key Stage 4 lesson plans:
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Here you can search Engaging Places by key stage to find other great teaching ideas.