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Learning from Artefacts: First World War

Time/Date - 10:15 - 12:00, Thu 1 Sep 2016 - Fri 4 Aug 2017

Object-based workshop allowing school and community groups to find out about life during the First World War

Morning session 10:15-12:00 or
Afternoon session 2:00-3:45

Session Outline


Selection of First World War artefacts

In this object based workshop, participants will explore the impact of the First World War through themes such as life in the trenches, the role of women, and how those at home were affected by examining genuine artefacts and personal stories from NMNI collections.
·    Gathering evidence from artefacts and other material from NMNI’s collections
·    Working effectively in teams to carry out an investigation
·    Presenting findings to the rest of the group
·    Historical interpretation and enquiry
·    Speaking and listening
·    Learning how to handle museum artefacts
·    Using photographs, clothing and everyday objects to find out how different people were affected by the war
·    Developing thinking skills through reasoning, deduction and problem solving

Venue: Learning Zone, Ulster Museum
Tickets: Free, but booking is essential. To book, email Rosemary Stewart, (

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