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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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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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Diary of Edgar Wynn Williams, First World War

Extracts from the diary of Edgar Wynn Williams from Llanelli who served as a driver in the Army Service Corps during the First World War.  Key Stage 3Literacy Skills 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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Owen Ashton's First World War letters

A group of letters sent by Owen Ashton from France to his family in Llawryglyn, near Llanidloes, during the First World War.  Key Stage 2, 3Literacy Skills 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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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 a resource with 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.

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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 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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Life on the Western Front

Interactive iBook about life on the Western Front during the First World War. Follow the links to images found in the book from the National Library and National Museum Wales' collections, and objects from the Museum's collection.

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Counting Heads - Victorian Swansea

Who were the Victorians of Swansea? How can we find out about the people who lived and worked in Swansea Town in the middle of the 19th century? Was Swansea a smart progressive Victorian seaside resort with the latest transport connections or a smoke-filled overcrowded industrial town with slums, docks, cholera and bad drains? Or something in between?  Look at extracts from the 1851 Swansea Town census to help answer these questions. Watch fascinating re-enactment videos to bring Victorian Swansea to life for your pupils.  Key Stage 2History, Computing  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content.  It is one of a series of 3 relating to 'Victorian Swansea' for KS2.