What is history?
How do historians know what to believe?
What to expect in the onsite workshop:
In the onsite workshop students solve a history mystery using evidence and get introduced to a range of fascinating original documents. This session develops skills of source analysis and understanding about the study of the past.
The two-hour workshop is led by an experienced history educator in an inspiring learning space at The National Archives in Kew. Students handle a range of original documents including a wax royal seal and a record of child working in a Victorian factory.
What to expect in the online workshop:
In the online workshop in your classroom students will investigate history mysteries using evidence. This session develops source analysis skills and understanding about the study of the past.
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. Interactive activities encourage students to discuss their ideas and work in groups using high-quality materials provided in advance by the Education team.
*Note we will adapt the timing of the workshop to fit with your lesson times.
This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066).