History

Ref: C2523880

Using old maps of Newcastle we will follow a virtual route through the town taking in the sights, sounds and smells of seventeenth century Newcastle, focussing on the experiences of ordinary people - their homes, jobs, possessions and so on.

Course aim

Introduce people to studying life in the seventeenth century, focussing on Newcastle.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe in outline aspects of Newcastle in the seventeenth century
  • Identify some of the historic survivals of the Newcastle town centre
  • Have increased understanding of the day to day realities of seventeenth century life

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • 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?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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History

Conditions

You can 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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