The children summarised their work so far with pictures for our timeline. It's getting packed!
We read about the Napoleonic Wars, the Battle of Trafalgar where Nelson died, and the Battle of Waterloo, which saw the Duke of Wellington triumph and Napoleon exiled to the Island of St Helena.
The Boy made the Island of St. Helena (please appreciate how he dressed himself this morning. Love!)
Monkey Girl made Nelson's Column.
The Industrial Revolution began during the Georgian era, primarily in Britain. We spent a morning reading, discussing, watching videos and completing online activities about the Industrial Revolution.
The Boy made a smashing factory.
Monkey Girl made a tiny factory scene, complete with two figures trading textiles.
There were a huge number of factors as to why Britain was the centre of the Industrial Revolution. A main reason was coal. Coal was burnt to make steam to power machines which were used to pump water out of the coal mines. More coal was therefore available, keeping it cheap and thus the ideal fuel for bigger and better machines.
The Railways became a huge network of trade routes.
80% of the population once lived in the countryside. As factories grew and towns were built to house the workers, the population in the country dropped to a staggering 1%.