Statue of Liberty
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Architecture, buildings and historical figures are an art form that reflects how we present ourselves across the earth’s landscape, and, like other expressive mediums, it changes with styles, technologies and cultural adaptations. Buildings and historical figures not only provides worldly needs of shelter, workspace and storage but also represents human ideals in buildings like courthouses and government buildings and manifestations of the spirit in churches and temples. Traditional buildings and public statutes/symbols has survived over thousands of years in one form or another, while contemporary design offers new approaches in how we use materials and technology to shape the look of our environment.
Birmingham Museum Trust
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In the resources section there is a document titled 'Task' where you will find short description of the impact Watt, Murdoch and Boulton made in the industrial revolution in Birmingham UK. Have a read of the description and study the image of statue included in the description. Your role as a young journalist is to find unknown public building or statute that represents industrilisation in a neighbourhood that you are researching about for an article and write a short description what that means for the community surrounding that building or statue.
As a young journalist you are writing an article about a historical building and or a statue that means something to the community where it is based, therefore you have to be sensitive to the significance of that to the local community. Below is are some tips how you should structure your article, also note your article should include some images of the building or statue and should be no longer than 500 words:
- Paraphrase the overall topic.
- Choose a clear angle for your article
- Write a topic sentence with a clear main idea at the end.
- Explain your main idea.
- Give a specific example.
- Develop the example.
- Finish developing the example fully.
As a journalist you will be able to search in your local community for artwork/statues/sculptures depicting industrial and post-industrial sites or scenes from everyday life or people associated with them. Once you have done that you will appreciate diverse perspectives, contribute to civil society, develop personal and leadership skills and develop reflective practice.
- Learners will be able to search on the local community for artwork/statues/sculptures depicting industrial and post-industrial sites or scenes from everyday life or people associated with them. To appreciate diverse perspectives, contribute to civil socie
- Basic research skills
- Interview skills
- Looking at life from different perspectives