Inventions 7 – What was the greatest invention / object pre-1500?

You have now reviewed the significance of the following inventions.

Gunpowder, China

Paper making, China

Printing Press, Germany

Talking drum, Africa

Craftsmanship through the Staffordshire Hoard

For each invention you have made a decision on its individual significance using the three R’s.

Remarkable: at the time or since
Worthy of attention, amazing

Resulted in change: had consequences for the future
It led to other things happening

Remembered: It was important to a group of people
People have not forgotten it

Find the paragraphs you have written for your historical journal on the significance of each at the end of every learning blog and re read them.

It is now time to reach a decision: Which invention was the most significant?

Question 1
Rank order the inventions from most to least significant.
* There is no right or wrong – it is your decision!
* Use your paragraphs from previous learning to inform you
* Return to previous learning blogs to remind you about each invention

https://learn.clf.uk/lesson/?tx_subjects=history&tx_year_group=year-7

Click here is see my thoughts – remember it is ok to disagree. The best historians do not agree.

Most important: Paper
Printing Press
Gunpowder
Talking drum
Carftsmanship – the Staffordshire Hoard

Question 2
Make notes to explain your order
* There is no right or wrong – it is your decision!
* Use your paragraphs from previous learning to inform you
* Return to previous learning blogs to remind you about each invention

https://learn.clf.uk/lesson/?tx_subjects=history&tx_year_group=year-7

Here are my notes – remember your ideas can be and probably will be different!

Well done you have finished today’s learning.
Next time you will be using today’s notes to write a final judgement.