Preston: Past and Present

Teachers' notes

This resource uses a wide variety of material including photographs and paintings from the Harris Museum's collection, loan boxes, historic and interactive maps, and a walk around the historic sites of Preston.


It provides class worksheets and interactive whiteboard pages containing activity ideas, discussion prompts and a variety of images.


It is suitable for use as a class or as a project for a small group.

Download the Teaching Plan (Word) for a detailed breakdown of the learning objectives, key issues and activities for this learning journey - each clearly linked to specific resources within it.


Curriculum Links:

KS2 History - Local History Study

Learning objectives:

Knowledge of how Preston has changed through time
Understanding of how to use historical sources 
Skills to use historical sources to contrast different periods 

Linked workshop:

The activities will be greatly enhanced by a visit to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston. Admission is free and can include use of our Education Room for lunch or for your own activities. We also offer facilitated History, Art and Literacy workshops. Please contact our Education staff on 01772 905405 to arrange a visit.

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