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Learning – Winter 2014

  • Free WWI sessions for Greater Manchester schools
  • Tell us what you think?
  • Blog feature: A Land Fit For Heroes Learning Resources
  • WEA course 'People make their own History'
  • Playtime Puppets craft table
  • Primary schools enjoy Jewish faith sessions
WWI themed Build a Banner workshop @ People's History Museum

Free WWI sessions available for Greater Manchester schools

Visit our exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes and combine it with one of our World War I Learning sessions.  We’re offering ten free workshops to schools from Greater Manchester.  Primary schools can book our Build a Banner or City Centre Trail workshops, while secondary schools can book our Living History workshop, Baddies – Conscience & Conflict During World War I.  These will be given on a first come, first served basis.  For further information please contact or call 0161 838 9190.
  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 it 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.
A Land Fit For Heroes exhibition © People's History Museum

Blog feature: A Land Fit For Heroes Learning Resources

Matthew Hallsworth, our previous volunteer and school teacher, has become our latest Learning blogger.  Matt shares his experience of developing self-guided primary and secondary school resources for our exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes; from attending initial design meetings to testing out the pinball-style conscription game, to how he developed drama and creative writing activities to explore the experiences, thoughts and feelings of working class people during World War I.  Read Matt’s blog to find out more.
  WEA course 'People make their own History' @ People's History Museum

WEA course 'People make their own History'

This is a ten week course of study starting from January 2015, 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, 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
19 Decemeber 2014 - 4 January 2015, Playtime Puppets craft table @ People's History Museum

Playtime Puppets craft table

From Friday 19 December to Sunday 4 January you can visit our craft table to get creative and design your own puppet to take home, inspired by our exhibition A Land Fit for Heroes.  People did not have a lot of money during the war and many children made their own toys.  Why not tweet a photo of your finished puppet to us at @PHMMcr.  Part of the First World War Centenary Programme.  No booking required, drop in activity.
  Finding out about the Torah

Primary schools enjoy Jewish faith sessions

New primary school sessions were launched at Manchester Jewish Museum in September, with fun activities to enjoy inside the museum’s synagogue building.  Discover what happens in a synagogue, find out what Jewish people do on Sabbath and learn about Passover.  By the end of October, 591 pupils had visited.  Pupils and teachers have responded enthusiastically, calling it an 'amazing trip'.  Manchester Jewish Museum offers a free outreach visit until the end of March 2015.