Air Travel – Topic Resource – Don Trueman & Linzi Robinson
Is the world a better place now that humans can fly?
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The Air Travel topic investigates the invention and early development of flying machines at the turn of the 20th century, and then compares this phenomenon with the impact of jet-age flight on society in the first two decades or of the 21st. Through their own research, learners will discover that although early flight caused a sensation, it had little impact on daily life, whereas the massive expansion of air travel has brought huge benefits to humans but only at the cost of severe atmospheric pollution and threats to unique, beautiful but fragile environments. Is the world really a better place now that humans can fly? This is a complex and tricky question with no definite answers, but by exploring and debating differing viewpoints and factors, learners can make their own judgements and develop informed opinions on Air Travel.
Teaching/Learning Resources from Don Trueman Educational These are custom-designed to support enquiry-based learning, which is rich in challenge, engagement and cross-curricular skills. Furthermore, they demonstrate how well-planned topics can link not only across Humanities but also with disciplines and issues from other AoLEs. All the T & L resources published by Don Trueman Educational feature: planning, with guidance notes for teachers; support for learner self-evaluation; detailed notes on how T & L activities naturally link with and support the 4 Purposes, Descriptions of Learning, cross-curricular skills and disciplinary skills. Where relevant, custom-made planning & teaching resources are also provided. These initial 6 resources are the first in a long list of T & L packages planned for publication over the next 12 months, which will cover mainly History, Geography & Social Studies, with links to other AoLEs, such as Science & Technology and Health & Well-Being.