Exploring Normanton in the Past

Ref: C3672286

The course is all about living life in the landscape around us. We will look, with an archaeologist, at how people lived in the past, from Stone Age Britain right to the landscape we live in today. 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.

Course aim

Our aim is to have fun learning and talking about people. People who lived in the past leaving us clues in the landscape. How can we find out more for ourselves?

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Demonstrate awareness of some diverse ways that people lived in the past.
  • To have an opinion about how people in the past lived in villages and towns.
  • Show a basic understanding of the value of looking for old photographs or maps.
  • Demonstrate awareness of available local history resources.
  • Develop the confidence to talk about questions relating to further local studies.

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Exploring Normanton in the Past

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