Life in Leeds
Site: City Museum
This workshop is led by museums staff.
- Look at objects from the Roman, Victorian and Second World War eras
- Make a human timeline with twelve historical periods on it from Stone Age to Second World War
- Become history detectives and complete a worksheet finding out what Leeds was like in the Roman, Victorian and Second World War eras.
This two hour workshop looks at objects, stories and galleries to find out what Leeds was like during the Roman, Victorian and Second World War eras. Pupils are split into three groups, each group looking at a different topic.
The first part of the workshop is the 'Teaching Time' workshop - the pupils will help to make a human timeline showing twelve characters from history - from a Stone Age man to an evacuee. Many of the characters are from Leeds or have Yorkshire links, including Queen of the Brigantes Cartimandua and Benjamin Gott, owner of Armley Mills.
We will then head into the galleries - each team with a series of detective questions to answer about their period in history. They will have to look at objects, listen to oral histories and watch AV displays to answer these questions.
Back in the Learning Space, each group will compile their answers for one person to feed back to the class; whilst looking at real and replica objects from the period they are investigating. Pupils feed back their discoveries to the rest of the class, using objects such as paddles and a Roman helmet to illustrate their findings.
For more information or to make a booking, contact the Learning & Access Officer.
History: Chronological Understanding 1a,b; Knowledge & Understanding of Events, people and changes: 2a,b,c,d. Historical Enquiry:4a,b, Organisation & Communication 5 a,b,c; Local History Study 7, British History 8,a, Romans, Anglo Saxons & Vikings in Britain 9.
Cost: £55 per class
Maximum numbers: Class of 30
Contact / Booking: All led workshops will be delivered by a Learning and Access Officer or a Learning Facilitator. Led workshops will be delivered in the Learning Space or the gallery. If you are late for your led workshop we cannot guarantee we will be able to fit all of the workshop in. The Learning Facilitator will decide which sections to omit.