TITHE MAPS AND APPORTIONMENTS
Using Tithe Maps
To understand that maps can teach us things
about the past.
To know how we can use maps to answer questions about the
What does the old map tell me?
What else do I want to find out?
How will I do this?
Can the map help me further?
What evidence remains in our locality that is recorded on
the old map?
National Curriculum Ref
4a 4b Historical enquiry
Unit 7 Local Study
Maps available on Staffordshire Places or at
Stafford, Stoke and Lichfield Record Offices
Introduce children to a recent map of the local
area, either online or hard copy.
Give children time just to look and discuss what they can
see and recognise.
Ask them to label local places such as the school, post office
shops, pubs, hills, common land, rivers etc (If using computers
for this activity the different maps can be copied into Power
Point and placed in a shared area for children to label.
Ask children to look at the older map and make comparisons.
What is different? What is the same? Why do they think these
changes have happened? What would they like to find out now
and how are they going to do it?
Using the older maps ask children to devise
a history trail around some of the oldest parts of their locality.
It may be useful to draw this onto a hard copy.
Ask them to write directions for where they would go and list
places of historical interest they may pass which are present
on the map.
Take children on the history trail using the digital camera
or video to record the historical places they have highlighted.
Use maps and photos to prepare a class or individual group
Geography Local Study
Opportunities for Extension and Support
Children could use the digital photography
and video clips to make a Power Point presentation of how
the locality has changed over 100 years.
Children may also formulate ideas about how the area may change
in their lifetime and draw maps to illustrate their ideas.
Directions may be read into a tape recorder.
Opportunities for ICT
Use of labelling and editing using the computer.
Use of digital camera, video camera, and tape recorder.
Use of Power Point for presentations.
Map drawing software for drawing their maps of the future.