Local History (LDD)

Ref: C3744038

The course will cover various eras in history and will include as its main theme local history. We will also look at subjects such the colonisation of America by the British and the impact the Ancient Romans and Vikings had on our country. The course will be student led and they will be encouraged to give their own suggestions on course content. There will be several trips out to places of local interest.

Course aim

The course will be diverse in its subjects covered and will enable participants to discover a wide range of periods in history. As before, the course will have local history as it's main theme.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • The course is for people who have a learning difficulty or disability, especially shy or socially isolated people.

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

  • Have a knowledge of the local area and the events/people involved in its history.
  • Know about the colonisation of America by the British. Learn why they went there and their affect on America today. Find out why people from the surrounding area decided to go there to start a new life.
  • Have a knowledge of the Ancient Romans and Vikings coming to our country and what their impact on our country was and what their legacy is to this day.
  • Tell others about what I have learnt and encourage people to engage in learning about history.
  • Be able to contribute to a student timeline. This will involve printing pictures and adding them to the timeline.

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
  • Students have a timeline that they will add pictures to during the course.

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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Local History (LDD)


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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