This webpage contains resources, activities and suggestions to complement the teaching of a case study on marine research aimed at Key Stage 3, focusing on World War Two.
You can visit the Using our teaching resources webpage to find out what is on offer.
This case study explores the methods archaeologists used to create maps showing the location of ship and aicraft wrecks on on the seafloor. These maps will inform marine planning, allowing us to use the sea sustainably without damaging our underwater heritage.
The case study supports the curriculum by providing a real-life application of history in the workplace. We examine how archaeologists research and collect evidence on the seafloor to build up a picture of Britain’s past.
In particularly we will look at World War Two and evidence for aicraft wrecks on the seafloor.
We recommend starting with the teacher pack, which has all the background information you need to understand this case study.
- History Teacher Pack (PDF)
- What can the seafloor tell us about World War Two? (PowerPoint Presentation)
- What can the seafloor tell us about World War Two(PDF version)
Lesson Image Bank
Click on the link and then scroll back down to view images from the lesson image bank.
- Be a Seafloor Explorer (online web game)
Interactive Whiteboard Lessons (currently SMART board)
- Exploring an Aircraft Wreck (Download film as Mp4 file)
- Link to Explore the Seafloor You Tube channel
- Link to Explore the Seafloor Vimeo channel
Activity Sheets (PDFs)
Explore the Seafloor website also offers
- Information about each Regional Environmental CharacterisationA scientific research project to assess the physical (geology), biological (ecology) and archaeological environment of a particular study area.
- Image Bank
- Marine Careers
- Explore the Seafloor: Interactive map
- Online GISTakes data with a known geographic position and places it on a map. It allows you to view, analyse and interpret data to reveal relationships and patterns. Acronym for Geographic Information Systems
- Scientific Data (graphs, tables and figures taken from the original reports)