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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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Roman School

In this iBook you will explore what education was like for rich Roman children. You will discover the Roman collections held by the National Roman Legion Museum and the National Library of Wales. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple). This can be used as a stand alone resource but is best used to compliment the ‘Grammaticus - Roman Classroom’ role play session held at the National Roman Legion Museum.   Key Stage 2 History, Literacy skills, Numeracy skills   Learning Activity Pack This 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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Case Study: Royal Charter Shipwreck

The 'Great Storm of 1859', one of the most destructive storms in British history, hit the coast of Wales on 25-26 October 1859. Nearly 150 ships were lost, the most famous of which was the steamship Royal Charter, which wrecked off the coast of Anglesey with the loss of 450 lives. The shipwrecks of the Great Storm provide a unique window on the Victorian period in Wales - a moment in time through which to explore our trading links with the wider world, forgotten maritime industries, and the society of the day.Three schools from Anglesey spent several months studying the Royal Charter shipwreck, in a joint partnership project between Cadw and the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW). Read about their project, get great ideas for classroom activities and see examples of the work produced by the pupils. You can also explore the source material they used here on People's Collection Wales, including beautiful gold artefacts and everyday objects recovered from the Royal Charter shipwreck. Key Stage 2History, Literacy skills, Numeracy 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: 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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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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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.

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Lesson 2: Metadata - Looking for a needle in a...

Learn what metadata is and why we need it. Key Stage 2Digital Competence Framework.Citizenship: 1.1 Identity, image and reputation 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.

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Lesson 1: Copyright - know your digital rights

Learn how copyright law protects all creative work and stops others from using it without the creator's permission. Key Stage 2Digital Competence Framework.Citizenship: 1.3 Digital rights, licensing and ownership 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.

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John Piper Project: Ysgol Bodedern

Artwork by Ysgol Bodedern inspired by the work of John Piper.

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John Piper Workshop

This page links images of class work done by Ysgol Foel Gron and Ysgol Llanbedrog, and links to the works by John Piper that inspired them.

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'War's Hell!' - The Battle of...

Art inspired by the battle of Mametz Wood. This pack contains tasks based on the artwork, along with information about the works. There are also links to collections of items relevant to Mametz Wood on our website.   Key Stage 2 & 3 History, Art and Design, 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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Case Study: Io Saturnalia!

The history of Saturnalia, the Roman mid-winter festival. The video in this teaching pack was created by Somerton Primary School as part of Kids in Museums Takeover Day 2016. You can find a link to the video below, as well as a link to a collection of objects selected by the School on their visit and a story to find out a little more about the Roman mid-winter festival of Saturnalia. The attached resources can help you create your own videos. They include a template storyboard, and some example scenes and lines that were used for creating the Saturnalia video.   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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Life on the Western Front

Interactive iBook about life on the Western Front during the First World War. There is also a PDF version (not interactive) if you don't have access to iOS (Apple).    Key Stage 2 History, Art and Design, 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.