People Making History

Ref: C3840816

When people made history. From Peterloo, the Chartists, and opposition to slavery; struggles over unemployment, access to the countryside, and against fascism; against Section 28, and of the Stop The War. Includes a visit to the Working Class Movement Library.

Course aim

To gain greater knowledge of the key protests in Manchester in which people ‘made history’ through strikes, struggle and campaigns.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify key facts regarding the key protests and movements that changed history
  • Gain greater insight into the process of historical change
  • Discuss ‘people’s history’ with more confidence and greater knowledge

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?

  • Ongoing oral tutor feedback for individuals, as well as for the group. Written feedback on interim self-assessment forms.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

People Making History 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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