Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Great Fire of London {BiblioPlan Week 10}

This week in our history studies we discussed The Great Fire in London.  It started in a bakery on Pudding Lane on September 2nd, 1666.  It burned for days and by the time it was over it had destroyed the homes of over 70,000 Londoners.  

The fire spread so rapidly due to the close proximity of all of the buildings.  London buildings were so close together that they said you could reach out of your window and touch the home across the street...  

To demonstrate this we built a London city-scape of paper and cardboard.  (You can find a template and more instructions for this crazy project in Story of the World Vol 3!)

Once our streets were assembled we added some trash since streets in London were often filled with garbage and other refuse.  Here is a forced perspective of our London street.  The bakery is at the end of the street on the left!

Oh dear!  The Bakery!

And poor London is reduced to rubble and ash... 

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