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On Your Doorstep - School Log Books

Using archives to explore local history. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using school log books as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history. The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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Wales at War – Cardiff during WW2

What was daily life like in Cardiff during World War 2? Whilst investigating digital copies of primary sources from Glamorgan Archives, learners will develop an understanding of daily life in Cardiff during WW2. Pupils will first establish the date for the outbreak of war and they will then investigate air raids, evacuation, rationing and VE Day.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. 

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On Your Doorstep - Sales Catalogues

Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using sales catalogues as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Geography  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Trade Directories

Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using trade directories as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Geography  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Photographs

Using archives to explore local history. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using photographs as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Geography  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Parish Registers

Using archives to explore local history. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using parish registers as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.  The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.   Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Newspapers

Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using newspapers as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history.   The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.  Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Geography  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Maps

Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using Ordnance Survey and tithe maps as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It  forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local  history.  The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources.    Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Geography  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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On Your Doorstep - Census Returns

Using Archives to Explore Local History. This resource explores how you can investigate the history of your locality using census returns as a type of source found in local and national archives or record offices in Wales. It forms part of a series forming the basic building blocks for finding out about local history. The resource is intended as a guide for teachers, helping them to use primary sources in the classroom. The resource can also help teachers work with their local archive to locate similar sources for their own locality. It aims to introduce teachers and students to the types of archival sources used for local history and to familiarise them with the form, appearance and content of the sources. Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of 8 relating to 'Using Archives to Explore Local History' for KS2. 

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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 ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content.

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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 content to give you ideas for making your own digital projects. 

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Investigate the landscape of Wales - The...

What can we learn about the Landscape of Wales by investigating Falcon Hildred’s artwork?This teaching pack will support the learner to answer the question above, and develop an understanding of the materials used along with composition, techniques and tools. Follow the links to the collections of the digitised works to support your study and explore Falcon Hildred’s work further. Key Stage 2 & 3ArtHistoryGeographyFamous Welsh People  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content.  

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Life of a Roman Soldier

This movie was filmed by pupils from St Woolos Primary School, Newport, at National Roman Legion Museum, Caerleon. As part of Kids in Museums Take Over Day in November 2015 pupils from St Woolos were given a tour of the Museum 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, filmed and starred in this 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 2History, Digital Competence Framework, Computing, Literacy skills Case StudySee how other schools have used our content to give you ideas for making your own digital projects. 

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Before Freedom, Jazz Heritage Wales

This resource tells the story of Willis, a slave who arrived in Swansea on the 2nd of February 1833, and was freed. Placing the story in the context of the Slave Trade and the Welsh and other people who helped to end it, it becomes relevant to todays children. Key Stage 2History Learning ActivityThese resources stand alone, and we would be grateful if Jazz Heritage Wales is acknowledged when they are used, and that completed evaluation forms are sent to [email protected] 

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Iron Age Celts

Items relating to Iron Age Celts Key Stage 2History 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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Homes in the Age of the Princes

There were hundreds of castles in Wales built between the 10th and 14th centuries. Castles provided safe accommodation for the Welsh princes and their families, other classes of people lived in small villages or on small farmsteads. Key Stage 2History 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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Homes in the Time of the Romans

Romans occupied Wales between AD 47 and about AD 410, and where they settled they built homes called villas. These were stone buildings with a bath house, heating system and mosaics. Oil, wine, pottery and glass were imported from across the Roman Empire.  Key Stage 2History 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 Romans in Wales

Items relating to the Romans in Wales  Key Stage 2History 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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Maerdy Colliery

In December 1990, Maerdy, the last coal mining pit in the Rhondda closed, bringing to an end a long and proud tradition. Many of these photographs were taken in the 1970s by John Cornwell.  Key Stage 2History  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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Shipwrecks of the Great Storm 1859

This collection relates to the shipwrecks of the Great Storm, 1859.   Key Stage 2History 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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Edwardian Era and the First World War, 1906-1919

Items relating to the Edwardian Era and the First World War, 1906-1919 Key Stage 2, 3, 4History 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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Depression, War and recovery in Wales

Items relating to Depression, War and recovery in Wales, 1930-1951  Key Stage 2, 3, 4History 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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War Memorials

Until the 20th century, commemoration of men killed in battle was primarily defined by personal wealth, position and influence. The Second World War prompted a new ear of commemoration.  Key Stage 2, 3, 4History  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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Wales 1880 - 1980

Items relating to Wales during the period 1880 to 1980.  Key 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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Home Front

Images relating to the Home Front during the Second World War, 1939-45  Key Stage 2, 3, 4History 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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Gresford Colliery Disaster 1934

Letters of condolence received following the Gresford Colliery disaster. Two hundred and sixty-five men were killed. Key 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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Wales 1900 - 2000: Part 2

Wales 1900-2000 Key Stage 2, 4History 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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Welsh Voices of the Great War, Llanberis

Material from the First World War collected at the Llanberis roadshow.  Key Stage 2, 3, 4History 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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Welsh Voices of the Great War, Newport

Material from the First World War collected at the Newport roadshow.  Key Stage 2, 3, 4History 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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Welsh Voices of the Great War, Wrexham

Material from the First World War collected at the Wrexham roadshow. Key Stage 2, 3, 4History CollectionWe have collected these items together so that you can quickly and easily use them as resources to create activities for your class.