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Schools Programme: Learning Resource Researcher - Secondary

Suffolk Archives aims to provide a relevant schools programme which supports education and curriculum needs, providing children and young people with creative cultural experiences on varying levels: visits, digital and physical resources and in their community.

We have worked with local History teachers of Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 students to identify the following themes that would complement their history offer:

  • Tudor Suffolk, Thomas Wolsey, Howards of Framlingham
  • The Reformation
  • Matthew Hopkins, the 'Witchfinder General'
  • English Civil War
  • The Black Death
  • Crime and Punishment
  • History of Medicine
  • First World War
  • Second World War
  • Migration into Suffolk

What's involved?

Working closely with the Community and Learning Officer (East or West):

  • Use archives and secondary source research to produce resources for teachers to use to enhance their lessons
  • Create suitable resources for teachers to use in the classroom in accordance with our established template format. This will include national or international context, local impact, stories, further sources, links, and simple activities
  • Explore the possibility of creating a programme to encourage school trips to The Hold, possibly linking with the University and heritage establishments nearby
  • Build on/forge new relationships formed with local schools to engage them with the resources
  • Please click here to see the Thomas Clarkson Abolitionist Learning Resource on our website as an example

Why get involved?

Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Opportunity to develop research and project management skills, whilst enabling children and young people to discover their own local history.
  • Chance to meet volunteers and the general public
  • Enjoyment and fulfillment
  • Travel expenses are refunded

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge.
  3. Await a response from Suffolk Archives with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Archive cataloguing
  • Reading/Storytelling
  • Research

Ideal Interests

  • Archive cataloguing
  • Learning and Education
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum or Archive Collection

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