Family at war

Ref: C2339484

Family and social history on the WW1 home front, each session reflects on how your family might have been affected. We consider the politics, home economics and sheer terror of the period. A course for those with an interest in the history of your own family, local community or wider social history.

Course aim

We focus our interest in family history on the WW1 home front. We will look at a couple of aspects and reflect on how your family might have been affected.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Consider some of the impacts of WW1 at home during and beyond the years of the war.
  • Some understanding of how the war might be integrated into your own understanding of family history.
  • Research with others and share your discoveries within the session.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of some resources online that might help you to learn more about families during WW1.

How will I be taught?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Family at war Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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