We have worked with a number of secondary schools in Salford through the Digital Salford project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Teachers have reported being unsure where to start with including more local history in their lessons. We have responded to this by piloting some work with KS1 classes around the city to inform how we develop new learning resources to support the new history curriculum.
Key Stage 3
Local history may also support other subjects including geography, citizenship, art and literacy, and be used in cross-circular work.
Needs identified by teachers include:
The piloted activities and outputs include:
A Digital Salford website launched in autumn 2015, which allows users to search thousands of photographs of Salford from the past 100 years. We encourage teachers to use this resource to gather local history material to support classroom teaching, historical enquiry and the creation of new activities, lesson plans and worksheets. We also encourage teachers to share any new resources that use our local history photographs with us, so that other teachers can be inspired by this work.
For more information or to submit new resources please contact Naomi Lewis at email@example.com.
The Salford Local History Library is home to over 70,000 photographs of the city, as well as newspaper archives, maps, electoral registers, trade directories, pamphlets and a wealth of local history material. Appointments can be made with the Local History Librarian to get you started with finding resources, please call Duncan McCormick on 0161 778 0814.
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