Find out how PHM's Learning Programme can support your work
The Learning Team hold CPD (continuing professional development) events throughout the year for group leaders, tutors and teachers to find out more about our Learning Programme for schools, further and higher education organisations and community groups. These events look at how PHM’s collections and exhibitions can be used to support schemes of work and projects.
Although the analysis of sources is now a compulsory part of all A-level History curricula, the study of authentic documents by students is unusual. At the People’s History Museum we have been working on the rich collection of documents housed in the Labour History Archive & Study Centre relating to the early years of Bolshevik rule, and have selected some of the most interesting for a unique teaching resource for A-level students. The resource is designed to be used alongside an Archive Research Session, where students will get the opportunity to study the original documents with the archivists and a subject specialist.
We believe that for all students of Russian history, the experience of handling authentic documents will bring the period alive, helping them to develop their analytical skills and extending their knowledge through rarely seen documents. For students planning to continue studying history at university, these activities will give them invaluable archive experience.
This CPD event will introduce the teachers to some of the sources used in the teaching resource and will also explore other ways in which the museum can be used to enhance A-level teaching. The morning will be divided into four main sessions:
All participants will be given a selection of the sources and questions at the end of the event.
Sent out approximately every two months.