Role of the Historian, Primary sources - Workshop Session


GCSE History
Available in school or at the History Centre this session is designed to support the SHP unit Role of the Historian. Using a range of documents from the History Centre pupils will have the opportunity to investigate the problems of using primary source material. Documents used will range in date from the medieval period to the 20th century including:

  • local newspapers
  • letters and diaries
  • court records
  • business papers
  • education records

Pupils will investigate some of the problems historians face using original source material including selection, legibility, accessibility, reliability, lack of surviving material etc.

Visits to the History Centre

Workshop sessions at the History Centre will use some original material from the archive. All visits to the History Centre include a tour of the strongroom and use of our public facilities; lockers, toilets, vending machines, area for eating lunch. There is full disabled access and a disabled toilet.

This session is available Monday-Friday
Sessions Morning 9.30am - 12noon
Afternoon 12.30pm - 3.00pm

Charge £3.00 per pupil +VAT
Maximum number 30 Tues-Fri
60 on Mondays

Visits to your school

Sessions at school will be delivered using replica material.
Charge £3.25 per pupil+VAT
Travel costs £17.50