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Wimbledon's windmill and its past

Introduction

Until the introduction of steam engines, wind and water were the main sources of power. Windmills give a link to earlier ways of living, the harnessing of natural forces to produce power, early forms of machinery and the use of different materials to achieve ingenious solutions to practical problems.

This resource looks at the history of Wimbledon's Windmill built in 1817, but the questions and answers suggested here can be applied to most windmills past and present.

National Curriculum links:


KS2 History

Events, people and changes in the past


KS3 History

Change and Continuity


KS3 Science

Applications and implications of science


KS3 Geography

Interdependence 

Map link - Wimbledon Windmill is here»



 
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