Originating in Leeds
Teachers' notes, activities and linked resources
This resource is designed to introduce you to some of the inventors and inventions originating in Leeds during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries - from cinematography to the rack and pinion railway.
KS3 Design and Technology - The design cycle; Product design - the role of the professional designer
KS3 History - Britain, 1745-1901 - Britain as the first industrial nation
Aim of the resource:Students can explore the work of designers and engineers who have influenced the development of products today and in the past.
Knowledge of industrial heritage and individual inventors
Understanding of the role played by significant individuals in history
Skills to apply and discuss concepts such as patents, innovation and intellectual property
There are several downloadable worksheets within this resource to test and extend students' learning:
- Develop a marketing and advertising campaign for a new invention from one of the inventors within this resource.
- Create a storyboard for a short film about the life of one of the pioneers within this resource
- Use this brief to write a news story about one of the inventions featured in this resource.