Report on the opening of Clyde bridges

This lesson will allow learners to write a newspaper article on the opening of the range of bridges that span the Clyde in the context of the year in which it was built. The report should read as it would have been written in that era.  There will be commentary on local communities, cultural links, merging of social groups as a result of the physical links.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced 
• Ability to report accurately on an historical event 
• Developed knowledge and understanding of cause and effect to explain in detail why an event took place, and its significance 
• Understanding of how a reporter writes news articles 
• Ability to work to a deadline

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Languages

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