Key Stage 3 Learning Sessions

  • An introduction to the architecture of Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building and the history of Trafford Park.

  • Through looking at the artefacts on display and hearing personal stories, students gain an insight into the impact of the Holocaust on survivors and their families. Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is essential.

  • Students explore the impact of the First World War by examining artefacts and archive material linked to themes such as life in the trenches, the Eastern and Western Fronts, and the role of women.

  • Students deepen their understanding of how political, economic and social change in Germany affected the people who lived there. They use artefacts and archive material to make links between individuals, groups and events.

  • Students explore the impact of the Second World War on people’s lives by examining artefacts and archive material linked to themes such as the Blitz, ARP, evacuation, social change, rationing and shipping.

  • This session encourages students to consider how we learn about history by exploring the personal stories of four local people linked to conflicts from the First and Second World Wars and the Iraq War 2003.

  • In this gallery-based handling activity, students explore the themes of air raids, blackout and civil defence by examining genuine and replica artefacts.

  • In this gallery-based activity, students gain an understanding of what soldiers experienced in the First World War trenches by looking at genuine artefacts and hearing personal stories.

  • Using a range of source material, students piece together a picture of what happened to Lodz and the people imprisoned in the Ghetto there during the Second World War. Prior knowledge of the Holocaust is essential.

  • A series of trails have been created to help your students explore IWM North. Please download the ones you would like to use, print them and bring them with you.

  • A visit to IWM North can support studies related to the First and Second World Wars, the inter-war period, the Holocaust, the Cold War and modern conflict.

  • How can museum collections show us what happened in the past? These sessions are designed to show teachers how we can learn about history by exploring source material and personal stories.

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