Location – MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Inspired by actual postcards, written by a soldier at the front to his family in Derby, this session explores the changing lives both of men and women during WW1, and the impact of the war upon the nation. Using museum artefacts and objects, Bert, a soldier, and Agatha, a nurse, bring their stories to life. Pupils will have the opportunity to handle original and replica objects.
OPTIONAL MAKE AND TAKE
Using postcards from our collection as inspiration, each pupil will have the opportunity to create their own postcard to take away.
From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History
“Pupils should continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. They should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms”.
“Pupils should be taught about a significant turning point in British history, for example the first railways or the Battle of Britain”.