New: National Archives (UK) and the V&A Launch Resource on Victorian Britain
From the National Archives (UK):
An unique e-learning resource The Victorians, which combines documents from The National Archives with objects from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to teach primary school pupils about the Victorian era, has been launched today.
The Victorians website encourages primary school children to think like historians, by examining and evaluating artefacts such as census returns, newspaper articles, illustrations and photographs.
Clare Horrie, Education Web Manager, The National Archives said: ‘As well as being new and quirky, the material is significantly different to what already exists in textbooks and other web resources, and it offers pupils and teachers a combination of documents and objects to evaluate’.
The resource will enable pupils to develop skills in interpreting primary sources and learn the concept of using ‘evidence’ to answer questions about the past – and thereby discover more about the Victorian period.
Sophie Walpole, V&A Acting Head of Digital, said: ‘The mixture of objects from the V&A collection and documents from The National Archives gives pupils an opportunity to study historical sources for themselves and draw their own conclusions about many aspects of life in Victorian Britain.’
The resource comprises online activities for independent study as well as interactive whiteboard activities for teachers to use with a class or group.
Direct to New Resource: Explore the Victorians
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