Rage Against the Machine
Site: Armley Mills
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Part of the innovative Campaign! Make An Impact project which encourages young people today to take part in active citizenship. Using historical campaigns, and museum collections, as inspiration, pupils are encourages to explore ways of campaigning today. Using the Mill as a stimulus pupils will explore the arguments for and against the Luddites, assess the effectiveness of their campaign, analyse the methods used by the campaigners and access historical sources from the campaign itself, including artefacts, photographs, songs, poems, letters and speeches.
Schools are encouraged to allow pupils to devise their own campaign back at school using the methods they've learnt from the historical campaign.
The Campaign! Make an Impact project is funded jointly by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Children, Schools and Families as part of the Strategic Commissioning Programme for Museum and Gallery Education. http://www.bl.uk/campaign.
For more information or to make a booking, contact the Learning & Access Officer or on 0113 2637861.
History: 1.3 Change and Continuity; British History - the development of trade, colonisation, industrialisation and technology
PSHE: Being active citizens
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30