The Georgians, Part 2

Ref: C3744223

Against a backdrop of stunning architectural developments Britain moves through international expansion, the longest period of continuous warfare we have ever known, constitutional and dynastic crises, recession, rural decline and urban growth. Local and national events and excitement as Britain moves steadily towards the modern age.

Course aim

To examine the local and national impact of a long period of war and the subsequent economic & social affects. To assess and identify local and national changes as Britain becomes the world's first industrial nation.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • List key local and national events of the period in chronological order
  • Explain their impact both on contemporary events and modern society
  • Use a variety of sources to assess the impact of major national events on the lives of local people
  • Describe the impact of industrial change on life and how society and government responded to this change
  • Explain the early 19th century crisis in the monarchy and succession and use contemporary sources to demonstrate local reaction to the crisis

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 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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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The Georgians, Part 2

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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