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Chapels and churches in Patagonia

As soon as they had settled in the Camwy Valley in 1865, the Welsh settlers began to hold formal religious services in the plain wooden storehouse which had been built in the centre of the village of Caer Antur. The Reverends Abraham Matthews and Lewis Humphreys (Congregationalist ministers) took it in turn to lead the Sunday service.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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The history of the Welsh language in Patagonia

Emigration was an ordinary aspect of life in nineteenth-century Wales. Economic hardship, above anything else, caused thousands of Welsh people to leave their native communities in search of a better life in the United States. Yet, while there was hope of a better standard of living in North America, many immigrants were aware of the danger that they would lose their national characteristics as they and their descendents assimilated into American society. Michael D. Jones observed this tendency during a visit to the United States in 1848-9 and he was convinced of the need for a Welsh settlement in Patagonia as a means of safeguarding the language, customs and religion of his compatriots. In Michael D. Jones’s mind, the establishment of a settlement where the Welsh language had official status would allow the national identity of the immigrants to flourish unhindered.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Early Schools in the Welsh Settlement - Patagonia

Soon after the first settlers had made their new home on the banks of the River Chupat, they constructed a wooden building to accomodate the first school in Patagonia. The Rev. Lewis Humphreys, originally from Ganllwyd, was appointed as schoolmaster. Children of all ages attended the school, where they could receive their education through the medium of Welsh.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Dark times - floods and emigration - Patagonia

To cap it all, the Camwy Valley was struck in 1899 by the worst floods since the arrival of the first Welsh settlers in 1865. According to contemporary reports, it rained in the Camwy Valley for more than three weeks, which caused the level of the river to rise at a rate of fifteen inches every twelve hours. Homes and property were damaged and settlers escaped to higher ground for safety.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Crossing the Patagonian plains: from the Camwy...

In the early 1870s some of the most adventurous Welsh settlers felt a desire to explore the extensive lands which surrounded the Settlement.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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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 JazzHeritageWales@uwtsd.ac.uk 

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Early days in Patagonia

Shortly after the 'Mimosa' had anchored in New Bay on 27 July 1865, Captain George Pepperrell, the surgeon Thomas Greene, and some half a dozen of the male passengers, decided to disembark and inspect the land. It is said that Hugh Hughes (Cadfan Gwynedd) was the first of the emigrants to set foot on Patagonian soil.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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The native Patagonians and the Welsh settlers

The Welsh were not the first inhabitants of Patagonia. For centuries, indigenous tribes had lived on the Patagonian plains, speaking their own language and practising their own customs. Among them were the 'Tehuelche', a nomadic tribe which originated from the area between the River Negro and the Strait of Magellan. It was the Tehuelche who had the most contact with the Welsh settlers during the nineteenth century.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Patagonia

Links for several collections suitable for learning on Patagonia Key Stage 3History; Geography; RE; Welsh Language 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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Patagonia - The voyage of the 'Mimosa'...

On 28 May 1865, the first group of Welsh emigrants began its long journey from Liverpool to Patagonia. Although many of the 150 passengers aboard the 'Mimosa' would probably have been anxious about the voyage ahead, they would also have been relieved that the waiting was over and that they were starting on their journey to South America. Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Establishment of the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia

The idea of establishing a specifically 'Welsh' community in another part of the world emerged long before the mid-nineteenth century.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of nine relating to Patagonia for KS3.

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Paul Robeson: Stage & Screen

Paul Robeson becomes famous. This unit supports development of enquiry skills by looking at the stage and screen appearances of Paul Robeson. It also looks at the typecasting of actors and the stereotyping of the roles of people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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Change and Conflict in Wales, 1900-1918

Change and Conflict in Wales, 1900-1918 Key Stage 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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Paul Robeson: Global Citizen

What part did Paul Robeson have to play in helping to shape changes to civil rights around the world? This unit supports investigations into a significant person from the twentieth century who was an international figure but with links to Wales. It encourages investigations and analysis of the role of Robeson in civil rights movements and how he has contributed to shaping the world we live in today.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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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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20th century individuals and events

20th century individuals and events   Key Stage 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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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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Paul Robeson: An Education

What early experiences of racism did Robeson have? This unit supports pupils’ development of enquiry skills by looking at some of the evidence of the early years of Robeson’s life. What challenges and experience of racism did Robeson have in his daily lives as African-American living in early twentieth century United States of America?  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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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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Paul Robeson’s Early Life

What do we know about the early life of Paul Robeson? This unit supports pupils’ development of enquiry skills by looking at some of the evidence of the early years of Robeson’s life. What challenges and experience did his family have in their daily lives as African-Americans living in early twentieth century United States of America?  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3.

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Let Paul Robeson Sing!

How have some individuals, living in the twentieth century, shaped our world today? This resource is an introduction to the African-American Paul Robeson.  Key Stage 3History  Learning ActivityThis resource provides learning activities for your students using our content. It is one of a series of six relating to Paul Robeson for KS3. 

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Health and Medicine, 1660 to the present day

Items relating to Health and Medicine, from 1660 to the present day   Key Stage 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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Protests by the Welsh Language Society

Protests by the Welsh Language Society Key Stage 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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Crime and Punishment in Wales

Items relating to Crime and Punishment in Wales, 1700 to the present day Key Stage 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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Development of Wales, 1900-2000

Items relating to the Development of Wales, 1900-2000  Key Stage 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 1900 - 2000

 Wales 1900 - 2000 Key Stage 4Hanes 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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Chapel Photographs to support 'Look Out...

A collection of chapel images to support a Foundation Phase geography learning resource on the Hwb.The resource on the Hwb was created by the Swansea Network Project and it is called 'Look Out There’.  Key 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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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.