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Oral History: A Guide for Schools

History is all around us. We only have to ask our own families and communities. They can tell us enough stories to fill a library of books. This kind of history is called ORAL HISTORY. Documents and books often concentrate on famous people and big events. But many people’s experiences and voices have been hidden from history. Oral history fills in the gaps and gives us history which includes everyone. With digital technology, anyone can preserve oral histories and share them with others. It is a wonderful way of developing digital and interviewing skills while learning about history.  It can build the confidence of young people and respect between generations. This guide has been created in partnership by the Oral History Society and People’s Collection Wales. It offers helpful advice on getting started with an oral history project in your school or community.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills, Digital Competence Framework   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. See the Quick Links below for content to accompany this Teaching Resource. 

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The Carmarthen Coracle

Discover the customs of the old coracle families of Carmarthen, the way of life, the myths and legends that surround them, and the superstitions of the river. Delve into a traditional world and help to keep an ancient culture alive.   Key Stage 2 History, Science, Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, Personal and Social Education, Geography, Drama, Physical Education, Literacy, Digital Competence Framework (Citizenship, Interacting and collaborating)   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students. See the Quick Links below for content to accompany this Teaching Resource.

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Case Study: Cynefin - Our Welcome

Cynefin - Our Welcome is a community film education project by The Welfare Ystradgynlais. It was funded by Ffilm Cymru Wales and supported by Michael Sheen and the Josef Herman Art Foundation. The Welfare Ystradgynlais’ community arts team worked with Ysgol Maesydderwen, Ysgol Dyffryn Y Glowyr and Syrian families who have settled in Ystradgynlais, to tell stories of refugees past and present. Award winning animation company Winding Snake Productions worked with the community to produce the two animated films that share stories about how people fleeing conflict have been made welcome in Ystradgynlais. This project won the Digital Excellence Award in the Welsh Heritage Schools Initiative Competition 2018. This award was funded by People's Collection Wales. The content of this case study is the two films; Cynefin and Uncle Ahmad's Canaries, plus a 'making of' video that tells you more about the project and shows you how the films were made. Click on the 'Cynefin - Our Welcome' Collection in the Quick Links below to view all three.   Key Stage 2 & 3 History, Digital Competence Framework, Literacy skills   Case Study See how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects.

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Case Study: Mapping the Model

Mapping the Model was an Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Project, that took place in Model Church in Wales School, Carmarthen, in the Spring Term of 2018. The project was a collaboration between artist Rowan O’Neill and the Year 4 Creative Group, and was designed in response to the brief prepared by the school: Can an exploration of deep mapping, via Welsh poetry and drama, improve confidence and oracy skills and enhance creative thinking for pupils in Year 4?The challenge of this project was to find different ways of mapping links between the school and the town of Carmarthen, including geography, history and legend. The result was an investigative project around the concept of mapping, that used People’s Collection Wales to digitally publish and record the diverse work created. Key Stage 2History, Geography, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills, Digital Competence Framework Case StudySee how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects.

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Urban Meadow

Learn about bees, biodiversity and how to create your own meadow.In 2014, National Museum Cardiff created an Urban Meadow on the Museum grounds to provide a natural haven for local wildlife within the urban landscape. This pack is designed to support teachers and educators in preparing for a self-led visit to National Museum Cardiff, but can also be used to support learning inside and outside of the classroom. There are lots of ideas and activities to explore before your visit, at the Museum, and back at school. There is also a resources section at the back of the pack with worksheets and activities. Foundation PhaseKnowledge and understanding of the world, Language, literacy and communication skills, Mathematical Development, Personal and social development, well-being and cultural diversity Key Stage 2Science, Art and design, Geography, Education for sustainable development and global citizenship, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. See the Quick Links below for a collection of images to accompany this Teaching Resource. The collection includes content from the resource, and extra images to enhance your pupils’ learning experience.

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Dinosaur Detectives

Unearth a dinosaur fossil, find out if T. rex had big feet and discover what dinosaurs liked to eat through a variety of puzzles and games. There is also the chance to meet Wales newest dinosaur Dracoraptor hanigani.Download the iBook or PDF file onto your portable device and start finding out more. You can use it at home, or bring it to National Museum Cardiff and use it as you explore the galleries. Foundation phaseKnowledge and Understanding of the World, Mathematical Development Key Stage 2Science, Mathematics Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. See the Quick Links below for a collection of images to accompany this Teaching Resource. The collection includes content from the resource, and extra images to enhance your pupils’ learning experience.

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Time for Washing

An interactive iBook about washing clothes before washing machines. Designed to be used by your learners; includes games, archive material and suggested activities. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple).Can be used as a stand-alone resource, but best used to complement washday sessions at St Fagans National Museum of History , Big Pit National Coal Museum and the National Slate Museum - where there is a chance to have a go at some of the steps of the process with a facilitator. Foundation PhaseKnowledge and understanding of the world, Literacy, Numeracy Lower Key Stage 2History, Literacy, Numeracy Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content.

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Case Study: What was school like in Roman times?

Kids in Museums Takeover Day at National Roman Legion Museum.Students from Lodge Hill Primary School came to the National Roman Legion Museum in Caerleon as part of the Kids in Museums Takeover Day, 2017. They took over to tell the story of what school was like in Roman times when girls were not allowed to attend school. They wrote, scripted and filmed this video. Key Stage 2History, Digital Competence Framework, Computing, Literacy skills Case StudySee how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects. 

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Case Study: Life of a Roman Soldier

For Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2015, pupils from St Woolos Primary School, were given a tour of the National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon, including a special visit to the 'behind the scenes' collection area. Here the children saw and held Roman objects that are rarely seen by the public, some of them only recently found at the site. Using what they had learnt as inspiration the pupils then wrote, recorded and starred in their own film. See their fantastic re-enactment of the life of a Roman soldier, living and training in the Roman barracks at Isca (now Caerleon) nearly 2000 years ago.   Key Stage 2 History, Digital Competence Framework, Computing, Literacy skills   Case Study See how other schools have used our website to give you ideas for your own digital projects.  

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Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Welsh youth movement Urdd Gobaith Cymru or The Urdd, was founded in 1922 to provide children and young people with the chance to learn and socialise in the Welsh language. Today, 50,000 young people are members of the Urdd Foundation StageKnowledge and understanding of the worldKey Stage 2 & 3History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Bethania Welsh Independent Chapel

Bethania was the first Independent chapel established in the parish of Ffestiniog, founded in 1818. The 1839 rebuild was recorded by Hildred in a comprehensive series of drawings. It was later demolished (though the vestry, schoolroom and chapel house remain). Foundation PhaseCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Rural life and Industry by Falcon Hildred

Industrial buildings in the countryside have attracted particular appreciation since the rise of industrial archaeology in the 1950s and 1960s. Falcon’s drawings reinforce the point that industry in the countryside historically was vastly varied.  Foundation StageCreative Development  Key Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Industrial Buildings by Falcon Hildred

Industrial buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries have been threatened in the last 50 years. Falcon’s drawings powerfully project a sense of what industrial buildings were all about, how they worked and how people’s lives were lived within and around them. Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Transport and Engineering by Falcon Hildred

Achievements in engineering, especially those concerned with transport, were among the wonders of Britain’s industrial era. Falcon Hildred has been often concerned to document the nitty-gritty of transport and engineering: the infrastructure in daily use. Foundation StageCreative Development  Key Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Churches and Chapels by Falcon Hildred

Churches and chapels are among the most prominent architectural components of worktowns. Sadly, churches and chapels have been among the most threatened categories of buildings in recent years, thus Falcon's records are of even greater importance. Foundation StageCreative Development  Key Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design, Religious Education CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Public and Commercial Buildings, Falcon Hildred

Many Welsh public and commercial buildings are vulnerable to redevelopment.  Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Housing by Falcon Hildred

This is a collection of drawings related to housing in Wales by the artist Falcon Hildred.  Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Townscapes by Falcon Hildred

The images in this collection are drawn by Falcon Hildred. Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Drawings of Newport by Falcon D. Hildred

Drawings of Newport by Falcon D. Hildred, 1988 Foundation PhaseCreative Development Key Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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The Landscape of Slate - Falcon Hildred drawings

The landscape of slate is captured in these drawings by Falcon Hildred. They depict a landscape of quarries and waste tips, dams and watercourses, tramways, mills and workshops. Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2, 3 & 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Twentieth Century Welsh Artists

This is a collection of artworks by twentieth century Welsh artists. Foundation StageCreative Development Key Stage 2, 3, 4Art and Design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class. 

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Using aerial photographs

The study of aerial photographs is one of the best ways to show changes to a locality. Aerial photos have been taken all over Wales for over 100 years. Foundation StageKnowledge and Understanding of the World CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class. 

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Buckley Pottery

A collection of items relating to the pottery industry in Buckley, Flintshire. Foundation StageCreative DevelopmentKey Stage 2Art and design, HistoryKey Stage 3 & 4Art and design CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class. 

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Chapel Photographs to support 'Look Out...

A collection of chapel images to support a learning resource on Hwb. The resource on Hwb was created by the Swansea Network Project and it is called 'Look Out There’. Foundation StageKnowledge and Understanding of the WorldKey Stage 2Religious Education CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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The Woollen Industry

The history of the woollen industry in Wales.  Foundation StageHistory, Local History Key Stage 2History, 19th and 20th century CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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The Dairy Industry

Milk production, a traditional agricultural activity dating from earliest times, developed into a thriving industry through mechanisation in the early twentieth century.  Foundation StageHistory, Local History Key Stage 2History, 19th and 20th century CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Cockle Industry in South West Wales

This collection of images observes the cockle industry in the South West Wales area in the 20th century. Foundation StageHistory, Local History Key Stage 2History, 20th century CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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The Slate Industry

The spectacular rise of the slate industry in north-west Wales began in the late 18th century, and reached its greatest scale in the late 19th century. In this resource you will find several collections of images, objects and stories relating to slate mining in Wales. This includes 'The End of the Line'; a collection of oral histories gathered in a series of intergenerational digital story-telling sessions held at the National Slate Museum in 2009. In these films, recorded in Welsh and English, people share their memories of the period when the Dinorwig quarry closed in 1969.     Foundation Stage History: Local History   Key Stage 2 History: 19th and 20th century   Collection We have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Children's toys

Toys from the collections of St Fagans National Museum of History. Foundation StageKnowledge and Understanding of the World - Past and Present CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.

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Lesson 3: Publishing your own content with...

Publish a collection on People’s Collection Wales with good metadata and correct copyright information Key Stage 2Digital Competence FrameworkCitizenship: 1.1 Identity, image and reputation; 1.3 Digital rights, licensing and ownershipInteracting and collaborating: 2.2 Collaboration, 2.3 Storing and sharingProducing: 3.2 Creating; 3.3 Evaluating and improving Lesson PlanThis is a complete lesson plan. Follow it exactly or select parts of it to make you own lessons. It is part of a set of six lessons called Copyright and metadata made easy.