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  • Where is Stonehenge and what is it like??• Explore Stonehenge using online maps: – Apple Maps. – Google Earth App.• Use the different layers. For example, photos, satellite.• Add information to your grid.• Extension – visit Bing Maps and use the Ordnance Survey Layer to add even more information.
  • www.bing.com/maps StonehengeDrop down the menuand select ‘Ordnance Survey Map’
  • Where is Stonehenge and what is it like?Using Apple Maps or Google Earth. Stonehenge is….Describe the location of Stonehenge:Use the different forms of map available to you. Record information about Stonehenge in the table below. Onlyuse the map apps. Ordnance Survey Map Apple Maps Google EarthStarter here:I think that the best source of information about Stonehenge is……Because…..
  • ‘ If Stonehenge be then, as it is, a ‘Things had changed at Stonehengeuniversal curiosity, for us Englishmen it is since I was last there in the earlyone of the three things in our island – seventies. They’ve built a smart new giftthe other two are Land’s End and shop and coffee bar, though there is stillHadrian’s Wall – which each of us must no interpretation centre, which issee once in his life; it is a place of entirely understandable. This is, afterpilgrimage very sympathetic to this age, all, merely the most importantfor Stonehenge is the shrine of an prehistoric monument in Europe andunknown God. one of the dozen most visited tourist attractions in England, ....’...it stands wholly within the shadow,over the horizon not only of history, but Notes from a Small Island. Bill Brysonof legend, an aloof and inexplicablething rising from the plain between the 1993sky and the grass...’The Highways and Byways of Britain.David Milner. These are taken from two travel guides. Which one is the older extract? Why? 1897 - 1948
  • ‘One of the most important prehistoric sites,What about the ancient ring of monolithic stones at Stonehenge has been attracting pilgrims, poetsthis one? and philosophers for the last 5000 years. Despite the constant flow of traffic, and the huge numbers of visitors, Stonehenge still manages to be a mystical, ethereal place - a haunting echo from Britains forgotten past. A reminder of a lost civilisation who once walked the many ceremonial avenues across Salisbury Plain, Stonehenge is also still one of Britains great archaeological mysteries: although there are countless theories about what the site was used for, ranging from a sacrificial centre to a celestial timepiece, in truth no one really knows what drove prehistoric Britons to expend so much time and effort on its construction., Lonely Planet, 2008. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/england/sights/5185?list=true
  • What can images tell us?Watch the images. Record positives and negatives about Stonehenge. Are there any different points of viewrepresented? For example, tourists, local residents?Viewpoints: Write which groups of people are represented: Positive viewpoints Negative viewpointsAs geographers, it is important to use many different sources of information about a placebecause…..
  • Next: Underline the problemsArguably one of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, and certainly oneof Britain’s biggest tourist attractions, the ancient ring of monolithic stonesat Stonehenge (EH/NT; 01980-624715; admission £5.90; 9am-7pm Jul-Aug,9.30am-6pm mid-Mar–May & Sep–mid-Oct, 9.30am-4pm Oct-Mar) has beenattracting a steady stream of pilgrims, poets and philosophers for the last 5000years. Despite the constant flow of traffic from the main road beside themonument, and the huge numbers of visitors who traipse around the stoneson a daily basis, Stonehenge still manages to be a mystical, ethereal place – ahaunting echo from Britain’s forgotten past, and a reminder of a lostcivilisation who once walked the many ceremonial avenuesacross Salisbury Plain. Even more intriguingly, it’s still one of Britain’s greatarchaeological mysteries: although there are countless theories about whatthe site was used for, ranging from a sacrificial centre to a celestial timepiece,in truth no-one really knows what drove prehistoric Britons to expend so muchtime and effort on its construction.Lonely Planet, 2012http://www.lonelyplanet.com/england/southwest-england/stonehenge