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Museum and Library Resources

Museums

  • Discuss with pupils what different sorts of sources of information they might find in a museum.
  • Are they primary or secondary sources?

The above images from The Museum of Lincolnshire Life show examples of the types of real and replica items that pupils can use to find out what life was like in wartime.

Arrange a visit to a museum where pupils can investigate the topic through a series of object handling activities, museum staff led ‘Living History’ sessions and museum displays.

Borrow a loans box for use in the classroom from your local museum.

Follow this link to visit the Learn with Museums website for a selection of resources from museums across the East Midlands region.

Libraries and Books

  • Discuss with pupils different types of information that they can find from books.
  • Are they primary or secondary sources?

Provide examples of different types of books themed around WWII and read extracts together. Discuss whether they are based on factual or fictional events.

Examples could include:

  • Biographies - War Boy by Michael Foreman and Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs.
  • Fiction - The Amazing Adolphus Tipps and Friend or Foe by Micheal Morpurgo

Discuss with pupils the types of information that they can find by visiting their local library. Libraries membership is free. Libraries provide access to primary and secondary sources through factual and fictional books and stories and local studies collections (which include books,magazines, maps and photographs). Pupils can use the nternet for research and borrow film and sound recordings.

Arrange a visit to your local library to investigate sources of information if possible, follow this link for more information.

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