Maps for Family and Local History

Ref: C3679472

Just looking at an ordinary street map can reveal so much especially if it is possible to compare a run of years picking up on change. In this four week course with Jackie Depelle a selection of maps will be reviewed and where applicable, their associated documents. The focus will be on researching and extending Family, House and Local History studies. The maps might open up new avenues to explore or highlight recourses which could be revisited for further study. Enjoy instant access to online map collections identified by the group and note others which might be of future use. Initially following the basic methodology of constructing a family tree before branching out into other supporting map material.

Course aim

To look at a variety of maps and where applicable their associated documents reviewing their value for research. The predominant focus of the course content will be in respect of Family, House and Local History studies.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • List three map collections which can be used to provide information on boundaries for Civil Registration, Census and Parish Registers
  • Specify why 1611, 1791, 1854, 1910 and 1898-9 are known for the maps created during these years
  • For two of the above dates produce a map which relates to your own research interests and explain why it is useful
  • Contribute three websites to a collaborative course resource of online map provision

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

What can I do next?

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Maps for Family and Local History

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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