Engaging Places

Engaging Places
44-46 Scrutton Street
London
Greater London
EC2A 4HH
England

Website

www.engagingplaces.org.uk

E-mail

engagingplaces@open-city.org.uk

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Engaging Places is a programme that aims to give every school in the country easy access to high quality resources which support teaching and learning through buildings and places. It is based at Open City Architecture - the independent architecture education organisation.

Prior to moving to Open City Architecture, Engaging Places had three main dimensions:

1. an online offer that brought together all the built environment learning opportunities and news into one place at www.engagingplaces.org.uk

2. a national network of schools and providers, that worked together with Engaging Places to develop built environment learning;

3. research and evidence which aimed to lead the debate on pupil engagement, curriculum reform, and learning outside the classroom.

Following the move, Engaging Places is consolidating the web portal in the first instance.

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Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Homes and houses 3 – Science, D&T Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114731/homes-and-houses-3-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-344k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about the behaviour of materials over time.

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A Room with a View – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113926/room-with-a-view-pdf-july-29-2010-5-16-pm-339k?da=y

A really easy lesson to prepare. Simply ask students to pretend they are writing to a relative describing the view from their window.

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A week in the life of... – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110308/acrostic-poetry-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-343k?da=y

Most places of worship welcome parties of school children. These visits provide an ideal way for students to learn about theirs and others' religions.

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Acrostic poetry – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110308/acrostic-poetry-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-343k?da=y

Explore the character of buildings through acrostic poetry.

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Area and perimeter – Maths Key Stage 3

http://This lesson can be used as an introduction to area and perimeter or as a follow-on from finding area/perimeter by counting squares.

This lesson can be used as an introduction to area and perimeter or as a follow-on from finding area/perimeter by counting squares.

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Community buildings - Citizenship, Design & Technology and Literacy Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122644/community-buildings-14-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-354k?da=y

SEN lesson plan increasing awareness of people who help us through the buildings that support their function – fire brigade, ambulance, RNLI.

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Crime by design 1 – Geography Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110309/crime-by-design-1-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-344k?da=y

This is the first of a series of lessons that look at crime, the built environment and any possible links between them.

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Crime by design 2 – Geography Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113925/crime-by-design-2-pdf-july-29-2010-5-16-pm-336k?da=y

The second lesson of three looking at crime and possible links with the built environment.

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Crime by design 3 – Geography Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110311/crime-by-design-3-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-347k?da=y

The final lesson of three studying crime and possible links with the built environment.

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Data and charts – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122995/8-data-and-charts-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-353k?da=y

Lesson plan to get students recording and interpreting data in a suitable chart.

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Engaging Places website

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk

The Engaging Places website - an online guide to using buildings and places in teaching and learning.
Teachers can use the Engaging Places website to:
- identify organisations that can assist with learning using buildings and places
- keep up to date with news and events
- find resources to help create a thematic curriculum for primary and secondary learners
- be inspired by the learning journeys of other schools
- share experiences of using buildings and places in teaching and learning
- access local and national built environment education opportunities.
The Engaging Places website aims to:
- provide a curriculum-focused resource for teachers in England to support, develop and enhanc

Publisher

  • CABE
  • English Heritage

Estimating and measuring – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122989/2-estimating-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-349k?da=y

Students will be able to make sensible estimates of measures and conversion of units in relation to everyday situations.

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Forces and buildings 1 – Maths and Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110138/forces-and-buildings-1-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-348k?da=y

Students will investigate the shapes used in constructing buildings, and their strengths and weaknesses.

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Forces and buildings 2 – Maths and Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110139/forces-and-buildings-2-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-324k?da=

Students will investigate the shapes used in constructing buildings, and their strengths and weaknesses.

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Garden centre - Science, Design & Technology and Literacy Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122645/garden-centre-amend-10-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-353k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about gardens as living environments and habitats of diverse forms of life.

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Homes and houses 1 – Art & design, History and Literacy Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114729/homes-and-houses-1-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-344k?da=y

SEN lesson plan increasing knowledge and understanding of visual elements – colour, pattern, line, shape and form – used in the design of buildings.

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Homes and houses 4 – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114732/homes-and-houses-4-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-347k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about applying maths skills to everyday contexts.

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Homes and houses 5 – History, D&T Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114733/homes-and-houses-5-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-350k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about understanding construction techniques used in the past.

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Homes and houses 6 – Art and design Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114734/homes-and-houses-6-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-349k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about shape, texture and pattern.

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Homes and houses 7 – Geography, ICT, Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2114735/homes-and-houses-7-pdf-july-29-2010-10-03-pm-348k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about using mapping websites to explore the local area and identify buildings and places relevant to children’s lives.

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Leisure centre - Maths, Science and Design & Technology key stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122646/leisure-centre-amend-11-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-353k?da=y

SEN lesson plan on the importance of a healthy lifestyle.

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Mean, median and mode – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122990/3-mean-etc-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-357k?da=y

Students will understand ratio in context and scale drawings.

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Museums and galleries - Language, Art & Design, History, Citizenship, Literacy Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122647/museum-galleries-13-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-353k?da=y

SEN lesson plan raising awareness of other cultures and our own culturally-diverse society.

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Newspaper stories – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110453/news-stories-pdf-july-28-2010-4-55-pm-339k?da=y

In this lesson students will write a newspaper story about a significant event in the life of a building.

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Night Walk 1 – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110314/night-walk-1-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-333k?da=y

Students will write a story describing a journey home at night. The imaginary journey is along a series of roads/streets where they will use descriptions of the built environment to build tension/suspense.

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Night Walk 2 – English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110315/night-walk-2-pdf-july-28-2010-4-25-pm-331k?da=y

Students recount the scary stories from lesson one.

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Percentages – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2123000/11-percentages-pdf-august-2-2010-10-05-am-357k?da=y

Lesson plan using home heating and insulation to calculate percentage increases and decreases.

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Persuasive letters – PSHE and English Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113079/persuasive-letters-pdf-july-29-2010-5-47-am-331k?da=y

In this lesson students will focus on what is good and bad about where they live.

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Public Park - Citizenship, Physical development, Health and wellbeing, Maths, Science and Literacy Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122648/parks-9-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-346k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about respecting shared public spaces and property.

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Pythagoras’ Theorem – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122994/7-pythagoras-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-354k?da=y

Students will be able to calculate the lengths of unknown sides in a right-angled triangle.

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Real life problems – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122988/1-real-life-problems-1-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-350k?da=y

Lesson plans using Maths in real life situations.

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Roofs over our heads 1/3 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110140/roofs-over-our-heads-1-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-332k?da=y

This is one of three lessons investigating the properties of materials that could be used for building roofs.

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Roofs over our heads 2/3 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110141/roofs-over-our-heads-2-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-332k?da=y

This is the third of three lessons investigating the properties of materials that could be used for building roofs.

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Roofs over our heads 3/3 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110142/roofs-over-our-heads-3-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-334k?da=y

This is the third of three lessons investigating the properties of materials that could be used for building roofs.

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Scale and ratio – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122992/5-scale-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-357k?da=y

Lesson plan using maps to investigate scale.

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Shopping - Literacy and communication Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122649/shopping-w-amend-8-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-348k?da=y

SEN lesson plan about the importance of layout, style and graphics in the presentation of information.

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Sustainable buildings 1 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110337/sustainable-building-1-pdf-july-28-2010-4-32-pm-337k?da=y

An easy lesson to prepare and deliver. Can be used with the second lesson on eco-buildings or on its own.

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Sustainable buildings 2 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113927/sustainable-building-2-pdf-july-29-2010-5-16-pm-352k?da=y

Students will test the thermal insulating properties of a variety of materials.

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Symmetry – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122996/9-symmetry-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-355k?da=y

Lesson plan recapping line symmetry covered at key stage 2.

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The Golden Ratio – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122997/10-golden-ratio-pdf-august-2-2010-10-03-am-356k?da=y

Lesson plan on the golden ratio and how it has influenced building designs both ancient and modern.

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Transport hub - Citizenship, Geography and Design & Technology Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2122650/transport-hub-12-pdf-august-2-2010-8-34-am-352k?da=y

SEN lesson plan on how to spot hazards, assess risks and be able to manage them.

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Understanding 3D objects and elevations – Maths Key Stage 3

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2123002/13-3d-objects-etc-pdf-august-2-2010-10-05-am-360k?da=y

Lesson plan to visualise and draw a 3D object from its elevations.

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War memorials 1 – History and Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110143/war-memorial-1-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-348k?da=y

One of two lessons about war memorials. This lesson researches what they are and who they remember.

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War memorials 2 – History and Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2110144/war-memorial-2-pdf-july-28-2010-3-21-pm-331k?da=y

One of two lessons about war memorials. This second looks at what rock is often used and why.

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Windows: the eyes of buildings 1 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113928/windows1-pdf-july-29-2010-5-16-pm-347k?da=y

The first of two lessons looking at how light travels through materials. Leads on to a study of window styles and an art activity.

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Windows: the eyes of buildings 2 – Science Key Stage 2

http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/2113929/windows-2-pdf-july-29-2010-5-16-pm-340k?da=y

The second of two lessons investigating how light travels through materials. An investigation into styles of windows followed by an art activity.

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