Significant Women: discover their stories in the archives
What can documents tell us about significant women’s lives?
What to expect in the onsite workshop:
In this dynamic onsite workshop children discover the lives of women, through exploring original documents. Children will investigate clues about three women’s achievements: a 20th century nurse, a pioneering pilot and a defender of a medieval castle. Learners consider questions like ‘why is it difficult to find out about a woman who lived a long time ago?’ Learners engage with different types of evidence, including medieval wax seals, passenger lists, newspapers and census records.
The two-hour workshop is led by an experienced history educator in an inspiring learning space at The National Archives in Kew. The session uses a combination of dynamic group work and storytelling. Children get to view a range of original historical documents.
What to expect in the online workshop:
In the online workshop in your classroom students will discover the lives of women, through exploring documents. Children will investigate clues about three women’s achievements: a 20th century nurse, a pioneering pilot and a defender of a medieval castle. Learners engage with different types of documents and will develop skills in evidential understanding.
The one-hour online session in your classroom is led by an experienced history educator, you only need a microphone, large screen and webcam to take part. This session is highly interactive with frequent discussions, group activities and storytelling.
*Note we will adapt the timing of the workshop to fit with your lesson times.