Teacher's Notes- Introduction
We have provided a scheme of work and a series of worksheets outlining how "Hopping down in Kent" addresses History QCA Unit 18 What was it like to live here in the past?
Each page and lesson stands alone and can be taught as a one off study of the Kent Hop farming industry or as a series.
The best way to appreciate what it was like to be a hop picker, what impact the hop picking industry had on Kent and how an oast house worked is to take a visit to the Museum of Kent Life. Visits can be arranged at any stage of school term and may be most effective after completing the work online to consolidate the learning.