Snapshot 1900: The Changing Picture of Class
Inspiring Learning For AllKnowledge and Understanding:
We hope school children will understand that there are direct links between historical and archival material, and their present day experience. School children will understand that photographs are not neutural, factual sources of information - they are people's interpretation of the past.
School children will learn new skills in gathering evidence, making predictions, formulating judgements and drawing conclusions by studying photographs and archival material.
Attitudes and Values:
We hope school children's attitudes towards history will be transformed by demonstrating that history is not a collection of facts but is actually made up of people's actions and experiences of particualr periods of time. School children will have an increased positive attitude towards local museums and archives generally because they will appreciate that the resources they hold are both relevant to their study and relate to their personal experience.
Activity, Behavior and Progression:
Children will learn to question pictures as interpretations of the past and learn to study pictures in a closer way; what do they tell us about the area and people in the past? What has changed and what has stayed the same? Why might this be so?
Enjoyment, Inspiration and CreativityWe hope this Learning Journey will enrich and enliven the teaching of citizenship, geography and history - increasing enjoyment, inspiration and creativity for teachers and pupils alike. That studying museum and archival material can be inspiring and generate new ideas and innovative thoughts, not just about the past, but the present and future too