Ways Into History: Brunel The Great Engineer Sally Hewitt

Franklin Watts Ltd
Paperback 32 pages

ISBN:
9781445109602
Size:
269 x 211 x 3mm
Published:
1st June 2012
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Series:
Ways into History
For National Curriculum Key Stage 1
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Overview

Ways into History: Houses and Homes looks at the life and achievements of the great Victorian engineer and architect, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It also explores his powerful legacy. Several of his main engineering achievements are examined through photographs, drawings and other historical objects, including the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Thames Tunnel and the incredible influence he had on the railways, travel by ship and even the Crimean War. A simple timeline helps readers see the span of his achievements over time.In the Ways into History series, original illustrations and simple text bring the past alive, while questions and activities encourage historical research and build up confidence and enthusiasm for British history at Key stage 1. For children aged 5+.Teaching and literacy notes are included to help parents and teachers use the book in a classroom setting and for home learning.

Contents

Whose statue is it? Born to be an engineer Victorian Britain The first big project The Clifton suspension bridge The Great Western Railway Queen Victoria takes the train Across the sea The Crimea Hard work and adventure Why do we remember Brunel? Useful words Some answers Index About this book

Author

Sally Hewitt was a primary school teacher for ten years before she became a full time writer of non-fiction books for children between the ages of three and eleven. Sally has written many books on a wide range of topics and visits schools and libraries giving talks and workshops.

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