The Globemaker

Age Range: 5 - 11

Genre(s): Documentary

A short film about Peter Bellerby, artisan globemaker and founder of Bellerby and Co. Globemakers.

Teaching Ideas and Resources:

English

  • Make a persuasive poster / advert to advertise these globes to others.
  • Watch the video and try to work out how this company make their globes. Could you use this information to write some instructions?
  • Think of some questions that you would ask Peter if you could interview him. How do you think he would answer them?
  • Write a biography of Peter and the work that he does.

Maths

  • Look at the prices of these globes at www.bellerbyandco.com. Can you use this information to make some word problems?
  • Various mathematical terms are mentioned in the video (e.g. centimetres, diameter, Pi). What do these words mean?

Science

  • How does the Earth form part of our Solar System. What are the other planets? Can you remember the order of them?
  • How is our planet similar / different to others?

Design Technology

  • What materials are used to make the globes shown in the video?
  • Could you try and make your own globe? There are a number of printable templates on the 3D Geography site.
  • Make a jigsaw map of the world for others to put together.

Art

  • Can you draw / paint your own map of the world?

Geography

  • What is the difference between a flat map and a globe? How do flat maps distort the image?
  • Look at different maps. Why are there so many different types / styles?

History

  • Can you find out about the history of globes? When were they first created? Who used them and why?

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