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Let's go Fishing!

'Let's go fishing!' focuses on the fishing history of Newbiggin, but can be used more generally as a resource to learn about working communities in the early 20th century.

It introduces Key Stage 2 pupils to archival sources such as maps, census records, newspapers and photographs and how they can be used as evidence. Pupils investigate the changes that took place in the fishing village between 1860 and 1920 and use archive photographs and census records to learn about the jobs people worked in. They then become 'history detectives' to learn about a fishing disaster that took place in Newbiggin.

This learning resource was developed as part of a project with Dove Marine Laboratory in Cullercoats and two Newbiggin primary schools.

Click on Pupils to access the workshops and Teachers' Notes for the workshop answers.