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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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Glamorgan Archives: Shopping in the Past

Learn about how the way we shop has changed over time. Explore the changing face of the local high street and Cardiff city centre, and discover more about the development of home delivery. Find out about food rationing during difficult times, and learn about the treats on offer at cafes in the past. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including photographs, trade directories, building plans, census returns and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: From the Collieries to...

Discover more about coal; where did it come from? How was it used? Where did it go? Learn how Welsh coal powered the world and explore how it was exported via Cardiff Docks. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including maps, photographs, census returns, trade directories, shipping records and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Rich and Poor in Victorian...

Find out how rich people in south Wales lived in Victorian times, and discover how the poor Victorian people of south Wales led their lives. Learn what was it like to go to school in Victorian times, and explore the working lives of people in south Wales. Discover more about the houses Victorian people lived in, and the furniture and appliances they owned. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including census returns, maps, photographs, school log books, diaries and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Tudors and Stuarts

Find out how people in South Wales lived during the Tudor and Stuart times; what they wore, what they ate, and how they furnished their homes. Learn more about the Tudor and Stuart kings and queens and their links to South Wales. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including wills and inventories, recipe books, seals, letters and more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: First World War

Discover more about the impact of the First World War on the people and communities of south Wales. Learn about life at the front, about the people from south Wales who served in the war, and the care provided for injured soldiers. Discover how the War affected life at home and in school, and explore the changing role of women during the war. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including school log books, photographs, letters, diaries and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students.

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Glamorgan Archives: Second World War

Find out about the impact the Second World War had on Cardiff and south Wales. Discover how schools were affected, learn about air raids and air raid precautions and find out more about evacuees. Explore how the war was fought on the Home Front through Dig for Victory and Make Do and Mend, and see how rationing had an impact on everyday people in south Wales. This resource was created by the Glamorgan Archives using sources including school log books, maps, photographs, letters and much more. The teachers’ notes were written for Key Stage 2, however the resource contains fascinating source material and ideas that could be adapted for KS3 and KS4 learners.   Key Stage 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   Learning Activity Pack This resource provides learning activities for your students using our website. It is one of a series of 6 resources from the Glamorgan archives for KS2, 3 & 4. You can view the source material in the pdf below, or you and your pupils can view this content digitally on PCW by following the Quick links below.

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Case Study: Swansea Windrush Intergenerational...

The Windrush Intergenerational Project was developed by the African Community Centre (ACC), working with young people in local schools, to research the lives of the Windrush generation who arrived in Wales from the West Indies between the 1940s and 1970s. The project sought to bridge the gap between older and younger generations, especially with regards to passing down culture, tradition, journeys, settlement and other experiences. It records and documents the amazing contributions that Black and Ethnic Minority migrants have brought to the UK, and to Swansea/Neath Port Talbot in particular. In total, the project celebrates the lives of ten elders, a combination of members of the Windrush generation and other persons whose contributions have made South Wales a multicultural society. The case study text is bilingual however the video interviews and booklet are available in English only.   Key Stage 3 & 4 History, Literacy skills, Digital Competence Framework   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: 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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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 2, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   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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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, 3 & 4 History, Literacy Skills   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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'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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John Piper - The Mountains of Wales

Discover the dramatic landscapes of north Wales. Study John Piper's paintings, locations and techniques with the learning resource and activity booklet. Key Stage 2 & 3 Art and Design, Geography, Literacy Skills, Famous Welsh PeopleThe activity suggestions are targeted primarily at Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils but can also be adapted for older or younger students. Learning Activity PackThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our website.