We are being historians through our topic learning this half term. Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be around during historic events like the Great Fire of London? For this week’s Talk Time, we’d like you to do exactly that.
Would it be good to travel back in time?
Would it be good to travel forwards, into the future?
When talking about travelling back in time, you could use these question prompts to support discussions at home:
- What time period would you travel back to?
- a time from recent history (eg your lifetime)
- a point from your parents’/grandparents’ lifetimes
- over 100 years ago
- Where in the world would you like to be at that point in time?
- Does it relate to an important historical event?
- What have you learnt in a current or past history topic that you’d like to experience?
- Who would you like to meet?
- What historical figures have we learnt about at school?
- Are there people you’d meet who aren’t famous eg family members?
- Is there anything about the past that you’d try to change?
- If so, how would you go about it?
- Would you realistically be able to make that change? Would you need help?
Many of the points above will also help you to discuss travelling into the future. As well as those, it’s important to think of what would be gained from travelling forwards in time. When coming back into the present, would you tell people what the future is like (good and bad things) and why?
These R2s will get you thinking critically about your own ideas:
- What reasons can you think of in support of time travel?
- Are there reasons why you might be against it?
- Challenge: Rank your ideas by importance. Imagine you could only do five, or maybe even three things.