Living Spaces in Time

Ref: C3671592

The course is all about living spaces. We all need them and they are part of our everyday lives. We will look, with an archaeologist, at how people lived in the past, from Stone Age Britain right to modern Greatfields and Hull. We will look at how people made settlements, villages, towns and cities and how they built communities so that they could live together. We will also look at how we can find out more about the places we live in by looking at archives, old photographs, listening to our memories and maps. We will then create a small display to show the world what we have discovered.

Course aim

To have fun thinking about people in the past the spaces, houses and settlements, that they lived in and how we live today.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Demonstrate awareness of different ways that people lived in the past.
  • Show enough understanding to talk about how people in the past lived in villages and towns.
  • Show the skills and confidence to look for old photographs or maps.
  • Demonstrate awareness of local history resources in Hull.
  • Show the confidence to help create a display of our work as part of a team.

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
  • You may wish to carry out visits to the Hull History Centre, collect old photographs, take new ones or gather memories from friends and relatives. These will all be voluntary activities.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • We will participate as a team to create a small display of our work at the end of the course.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Later in the course you may find that you have resources that will help us all.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Living Spaces in Time

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