First World War - War in the Air

Post-16 Learning Sessions

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  • Guided Tour: Building on the Past

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

  • Guided 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.

  • Learning 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.

  • Learning from Artefacts: Stories of Conflict

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

  • Object 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.

  • 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.

Their Past Your Future

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