Key Stage 4 Workshops
From medieval manuscripts to the slave trade, 4schools has an exciting secondary programme. Look at our workshops below, or explore online teaching resources for Key Stage 4.
Defining national identities
What does it mean to be British? These resources focus on how national identities emerge and whether they have any validity by comparing Britain to Vietnam, a country that has 54 officially recognised nationalities.
National Curriculum link: Diversity
Bespoke Resources, outreach
Human rights and "precious liberties"
This innovative session asks students to consider the issue of human rights and precious liberties by focusing on the transatlantic slave trade before making comparisons to modern day slavery and the rights and liberties we enjoy in Britain. Students can participate in a handling session of slave-related artefacts, experience a little of what it was like to be a slave on the dreaded Middle Passage and find out more about modern-day slavery. Please contact us to arrange this bespoke session, which can be run as a class-based or year group workshop.
This workshop can also be run to support school involvement in the British Library's Campaign! Make an Impact programme.
Democracy and the struggle for the vote
This workshop considers who can vote and why having the right to vote is important. It then uses historic sources to trace the struggle for the vote. Traditionally run as a year group activity, each class researches one particular historic period and then presents their findings to the other classes. Members of the 4schools team can act as expert witnesses to assist students in their research. Please contact us for details.
Crime and punishment through time
This session uses a range of primary sources to consider how crime was seen and punished in the 19th century. The students uses material about prisoners, prisons and reformers before testing their knowledge in a fun (and unwinnable!) quiz.
Half day Palace Green Library
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Durham University’s Museums and Attractions offer a wide range of opportunities to help young people achieve the Arts Award.
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