Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales

Teacher's Notes

The materials presented in this learning journey can go some way to encouraging participation in the following learning objectives. Some objectives are addressed directly through activities, others can be addressed by using the materials as a resource or case study.






  • Local history study
  • Study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils' chronological knowledge beyond 1066


  • Locational knowledge: naming and locating counties and land-use patterns
  • Human geography: types of settlement and land use, economic activity, distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minierals and water





  • Local history study  
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day
  • Ideas, political power, industry, and empire: Britain, 1745-1901



  • Human geography: population and urbanisation, economic activity, use of natural resources





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