This primary resource explores the different stages in the invention of the World Wide Web through a fun comic strip about Tim Berners-Lee. Why did Tim Berners-Lee make electronic gadgets as a child? What inspired his big idea? How did it help people to communicate?

Pupils will learn about the key influences in the invention of the World Wide Web — and brief biography of its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee — in our National Geographic Kids Design & Technology primary resource sheet.

The teaching resource can be used in study group tasks for discussing man-made inventions and problem-solving technology. It could be used as a printed handout for each pupil to review and annotate, or for display on the interactive whiteboard for class discussion.

Activity: Ask children to work in groups to make an illustrated timeline of Tim Berners-Lee’s life using the comic strip to help them. They could add to it using their own research — when did he receive a Knighthood? Which awards did he win? What for? and when? Alternatively, some groups could create a timeline about the development of the World Wide Web, expanding the resource with information on significant technological developments in recent times, which, like the World Wide Web, improve communication (i.e. Smart phones, social media, apps, etc.).

 

N.B. The following information for mapping the resource documents to the school curriculum is specifically tailored to the English National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. We are currently working to bring specifically tailored curriculum resource links for our other territories; including South AfricaAustralia and New Zealand. If you have any queries about our upcoming curriculum resource links, please email: schools@ngkids.co.uk

 

This primary resource assists with teaching the following Design and Technology Key stage 2 objectives from the National Curriculum:

  • Understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have shape the world.

 

This primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence


This primary resource
assists with teaching the following Technologies First level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can explore the latest technologies and consider the ways in which they have developed

Technologies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I can investigate how product design and development have been influenced by changing lifestyles

Technologies Third level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:

  • I understand how scientific and technological developments have contributed to changes in everyday products

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