London: City of Pomp and Majesty - Closed Captioned
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Exploring London can be an exciting adventure and a valuable experience. Together, let’s unfold a wealth of historical treasures and take a peek at life in the times of Kings and Queens who once ruled over vast empires.
Video length: 22:38 minutes.
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London’s Place of Honor
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London: City of Pomp and Majesty
Write a webquest on London’s four Unesco World Heritage sites. Give students time to complete the webquest (either individually or in partners or groups).
History of London Storybook
Have students create a short storybook on the history of London. They can focus on one specific period or landmark. Ask them to include pictures. Younger children will enjoy drawing the pictures, while older ones might prefer to find photographs and illustrations to include.
Landmark Tour Guide
Ask students to write a tour guide to an important London landmark.
Identify geometric shapes found in the famous structures such as the Tower of Westminster in London. Create structures using various geometric shapes (toothpick tower, etc.)
Transportation around the World
Compare/contrast various modes of transportation in different countries (the Tube in London vs. classic cars in Cuba).
Have students write a report about London including: landmarks, population, history (how it came to be), type of government, economy, famous sites, architecture, interesting facts, food, etc.
Tower of London
Create a worksheet about the history and timeline of the Tower of London.
Ask students to write a detailed character profile of an important London historical figure. Require them to include a drawing or picture they have found of the person.
Have students print out a map of London and identify where the sites in the video are located.
Place of Honour
Pick one of the many people buried in Westminster Abbey. Each student chooses a different person. Have students research their life and determine why they were given the honor of being buried there.
Explore signature foods from England such as tea and scones.
Recreate famous pieces of art that are found in London, e.g. Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”.
Have students research British festivals at the local, state, and national levels.
Write a story with London as the setting. The main character could be from another country (compare and contrast characters).
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Topics Covered In This Video
Fun facts about London
The Romans and Londinium
Queen Elizabeth I
Shakespeare & the Globe Theatre
Palace of Westminster
Tower of London
City of London
St. Paul’s Cathedral
No. 10 Downing St.
Harrod’s, Oxford St., Covent Garden
Iconic images – double decker buses, phone booths, “bobbies”
Sites along the Thames