Village lesson plans

Shopkeeper activity 1: Shop drop (1.65 MB)
Pupils learn about the way in which rural communities are changing and how this affects life, by looking at village shop closures.

Shopkeeper activity 2: Post office presentation (1.27 MB)
Pupils find out how village shops are adapting to survive in the present age.

Thatcher activity 1: Match a thatcher (1 MB)
Pupils learn about thatching and what the job involves.

Thatcher activity 2: Regions and roofs (1.10 MB)
Pupils learn that different regions of the country traditionally use different building materials for roofs and why this is so.