Key Stage 3 Learning Sessions


  • An image of IWM NorthGuided Tour: Building on the Past

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

  • An image of a yellow Star of David badgeGuided Tour: Holocaust

    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.

  • An image showing Indian troops marching past a woman Learning from Artefacts: First World War

    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.

  • An image showing damaged shops in BerlinLearning from Artefacts: Life in Germany 1919-1939

    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.

  • An image of children examing objectsLearning from Artefacts: Second World War Home Front

    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.

  • Learning from Artefacts: Stories of Conflict

    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.

  • An image of Piccadilly Gardens durng the BlitzObject Handling: Blitz

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

  • An image showing soldiers in a support trenchObject Handling: Trench Life

    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.

  • The Holocaust: A Case Study of a Ghetto

    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.

  • D 1435 Air Raid Shelter in John Keble Church, Mill Hill, London, England, 1940Activity Trails

    Our trails encourage your students to look closely at some key items on display linked to a particular theme.

  • Self Guided Visits

    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.

  • Teachers at IWM North.Training and Development

    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.

Schools at IWM North

Thinking of bringing your students on a visit? Watch this short film and find out what to expect.

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