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Learning – Spring 2014

  • Learning Private View - Fri 30 May 2014
  • New exhibition - A Land Fit For Heroes
  • Tell us what you think?
  • Labour History Archive & Study Centre
  • WEA course - People make their own History
  • IWM North’s Teachers’ Expo Event
 
 
Army Recruiting Office, 1915 © People's History Museum

A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918 – Learning Private View

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to our special Learning Private View of our new changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes on Friday 30 May 2014, 5.30pm – 7.30pm.  Tristram Hunt MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, historian, broadcaster and newspaper columnist, will be opening the exhibition.  Meet the Learning Team over a drink, find out how your group can explore and be inspired by A Land Fit For Heroes and have a taster of our World War I Baddies performance.
  Living History: Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I @ People's History Museum

New exhibition – A Land Fit For Heroes: War and the Working Class 1914-1918

The exhibition is on from Saturday 24 May 2014 to Sunday 1 February 2015.  Self-led resources, including writing, drawing and drama activities for school groups and adult groups will accompany the exhibition.  Guided tours and World War I themed workshops will also be available.  We are offering ten free workshops to schools from Greater Manchester during the exhibition.  Primary schools can book our Build a Banner workshop, while secondary schools can book our Living History workshop, Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I.
 
 

Tell us what you think @ People's History Museum

Tell us what you think?

We are reviewing the Learning pages on our website and would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to tell us about your experience of using them.  If you’re a teacher, tutor or group leader we would be very keen to hear your thoughts about what we could do to improve our website and how we could make it easier for you to use.  Your feedback will be invaluable and will inform how we develop and improve our website.
  Women's appeal to women leaflet, Labour History Archive & Study Centre © People's History Museum

Labour History Archive & Study Centre

This leaflet from 1914 was produced by the War Emergency Workers’ National Committee.  The Committee was set up the day World War I broke out.  It was made up of representatives of the Labour Party, Trades Union Congress, Co-operative movement, plus a number of suffrage groups, local authorities and guilds.  The leaflet urges women to join in the war effort in large numbers and calls for women to join trade unions to argue and fight for equal pay and conditions.  Book a visit to the archive for your group and delve into our unique collections.
 
 
Bob Crow calls general strike at TUC Conference, Manchester 2011 © Mark Krantz

People make their own History

This is a ten week course of study, delivered by the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in association with the museum.  It will look at seven key demonstrations that shaped our social and political landscape.  From Peterloo and the Chartists, the struggles over jobs, against fascism, and for access to the countryside in the 1930s, fighting Section 28 and for LGBT rights in the 1980s, to Stop the War and against the Bedroom Tax today.  For further details please contact northwest@wea.org.uk.
  Teachers auditing the weekly war loans subscriptions © IWM Q 30240

IWM North’s Teachers’ Expo Event

Teaching about the First World War, planning a centenary event or interested to know more?  Then come along to IWM North’s Teachers’ Expo on 26 June 2014, 6.00pm – 7.30pmThe evening will showcase work that has been done by schools that have borrowed IWM’s loan boxes, offer advice on researching local history and suggest how to look at the First World War from a number of different perspectives.  To reserve a place or find out more please email learningnorthproject@iwm.org.uk.