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Schools Sessions

Coventry Alive! For Years 9 & 10

This session gives your students a chance to delve into the history of Coventry using the first-class, first-hand resources of the University of Warwick Library and the Modern Records Centre.

Aims: to introduce students to archive material as primary sources for history, and to bring alive the history of their city. Preparation and delivery of a presentation improves confidence, communication and group-work skills. Also offers an introduction to the University of Warwick and its Library.

Festival float

Read more about the session on our blog

 

Spies of WWII – For Years 9-10

Spies of World War II brings alive the history of the Second World War through a range of interactive activities. Your students will investigate World War II first hand, engaging with the unique and authentic resources of Warwick’s Modern Records Centre.

Aims: To introduce students to archive material as primary sources for history, and enhance knowledge of WWII. Students are given a hands-on approach to history, developing research and source analysis skills. Students will work together on activities, improving confidence, communication and group-work skills. This session also offers an introduction to the University of Warwick Library and its resources.

Second World War cartoon

 

Poppies & Poetry of WWI - For Years 9-10

Poppies & Poetry uses the emotive and authentic resources of the Modern Records Centre to inform your students’ understanding of the First World War.

Aims: To familiarise students with primary sources for historic research, and to personalise the history of the First World War. Students are given a hands-on approach to history, developing research and source analysis skills. They will also explore some First World War poems, both as a literary work and as a historic source.

Poppies[Duncan], Poppies, CC BY 2.0

We are looking to develop our outreach programme so please do get in touch if there is a topic or theme that you would like a session on and we will look into developing a session for you.