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About this project


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Find out more about oral history

Find out more about bias in history



This resource is the result of a collaboration between Archives and Special Collections, Durham University Library and Stephen Roe of Parkside School, Willington. The impetus for the project came from the Learning Links Programme which has been run since 1997 by MLA North East in conjunction with the region's Training Enterprise Councils (TECs) and Education Business Partnerships (EBPs). This Programme allows representatives from museums, libraries and archives and members of the teaching profession to experience each other's work and to develop means of delivering the National Curriculum in innovative, exciting and stimulating ways.

The aim of this particular project was to develop a resource which could be used by teachers and Y7 pupils studying the 'What's it all about?' scheme of work. It aims to introduce pupils to key concepts such as chronology, anachronisms, the difference between secondary and primary sources, different types of evidence and the issue of bias by using original source material held by Archives and Special Collections. Some of the material focuses on Co. Durham but it is hoped that any teacher or student will find the material interesting and the skills taught useful.

The partners would like to thank their individual institutions for allowing them to participate in this project, MLA North East for providing funding and offering their usual assistance and Northumberland Education Business Partnership for their administration of the scheme.

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