Trade and industry changes along the River Clyde

This lesson/project idea looks at changes in trade through time and its impact on local industries and towns. For example, you can explore 18th Century trade with the Americas, 19th and early 20th century trade in manufactured goods through to present day trade.

Broad Outcomes of learning

  • Subject knowledge gained and applied in a local community context - relevance
  • Research and analytical skills and the ability to present information
  • Confidence and skills in independent learning and decision making
  • Awareness of own strengths, good communication techniques, working with others
  • Employability skills and an awareness of job options locally

Relevance to curriculum

  • How historical and geopolitical links (New World, Commonwealth etc) influenced the development of local industries

How changing trade & industry influenced the physical and human landscape (river alterations and growth of towns).