This week’s work is a little different to our usual weekly work and is something that you will definitely like! Due to the school being closed, we unfortunately could not go on a tour this year. However, we have two virtual tours below for you to enjoy. Click on the links and you will be whisked away to a Georgian House in Dublin and the Anne Frank Musuem in Amsterdam, Holland. There are a few activities to go with these tours too!
Number 29 – Georgian House, Dublin
Georgian-style homes was the name given to the type of houses built in Ireland and in other English-speaking countries in the 1700s and 1800s. Many of these houses are still standing today in Dublin, mostly in the city centre. They were very well built and contained many fancy things inside. ·
If you click on this link, you will get to enjoy a 4D virtual tour of Number 29. When you click the play button, it will load and you will be able to explore the different rooms. Each blue circle will give you information on the different items contained in the house and where they came from. On the screen, there should be an upside down V. If you click on this, you will be shown a list of the different rooms. This is the easiest way to navigate around the house. ·
If you click on this link, you will get a video tour of Number 29. Here are a few questions that you can answer after you’ve watched the video (see how many you can get without having to go back to watch the video!) – You don’t need to write out the answers, just answer them orally.
1. What is the name of the family that live at Number 29?
2. What do they use instead of a washing machine?
3. What are the bells in the hall used for?
4. What happens if the servants burn the sheets with the copper bed pans?
5. Where do they keep all the food?
6. Why do the family not take a bath too often?
7. What is special about the brass rail beside the front door?
8. Why do the fork and knives never leave the dining room?
9. Where do ladies go after dinner?
10. Why do they not sleep lying down?
Activity 2: Draw 4 different things they used in the Georgian Houses that we do not use now ourselves. For example, in the video, the lady showed us what they used to wash the clothes.
Luckily, we have our washing machines now! Write a sentence under each picture, explaining what the item is and what we use nowadays instead.
Anne Frank Museum
Anne was a 13 year-old girl who spent over 2 years living in the top 2 floors of a house in Amsterdam during World War 2. She was a Jew and unfortunately at that time, some people did not like Jews and did some terrible things to them. Anne and her family knew that they had to hide if they wanted to stay alive. From 1942, she lived with a total of 7 others in a very small space. She could not leave the attic for a walk. She had no contact with her friends as there was no such thing as the internet then. The only way that she could keep herself busy was to write a diary. Unfortunately, Anne and her family were found in 1944. ·
This link will provide you with information about Anne Frank, her diary and what she did every day. ·
This is where your virtual tour begins. If you scroll down the page, you can click on the different rooms of the house and get a virtual tour of what was inside these rooms.
After you complete the tour:
· ACTIVITY ONE: Read the following are quotes from Anne Frank’s Diary: Choose your favourite and explain how you think Anne is feeling. Explain why? Create a poster. Draw a picture of Anne writing in her diary and write out your chosen quote in a thought bubble above her.
Quote 1: “Still,” she writes, “what does that matter? I want to write, but more than that, I want to bring out all kinds of things that lie buried deep in my heart.” Saturday, 20 June, 1942, pg. 2
Quote 2: “The first thing I put in was this diary, then hair curlers, handkerchiefs, schoolbooks, a comb, old letters; I put in the craziest things with the idea that we were going into hiding. But I’m not sorry, memories mean more to me than dresses.” Wednesday, 8 July 1942, pg. 12
Quote 3: “Anyhow, I’ve learned one thing now. You only really get to know people when you’ve had a jolly good row with them. Then and only then can you judge their true characters!” Monday, 28 September, 1942, pg. 31
Quote 4: “I only look at her as a mother, and she just doesn’t succeed in being that to me; I have to be my own mother. I’ve drawn myself apart from them all; I am my own skipper and later on I shall see where I come to land. All this comes about particularly because I have in my mind’s eye an image of what a perfect mother and wife should be; and in her whom I must call ‘Mother’ I find no trace of that image.” Sunday, 7 November, 1942, pg. 41
Quote 5: “‘This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.'” Monday, 9 November 1942, pg. 42
Quote 6: “Lies, Lies, if only I could take you away, if only I could let you share all the things I enjoy. It is too late now, I can’t help, or repair the wrong I have done. But I shall never forget her again, and I shall always pray for her.” Saturday, 27 November, 1943, pg. 108.
· ACTIVITY TWO: Imagine you are Anne Frank, locked away in the small room you saw on your virtual tour. Write a diary entry telling us how, you imagine, she was feeling during that time in World War 2. Try and write half a page in your copy book.