Course title:
World War One: Researching Personal Histories
Tutor:
Sharon Vincent
Course ID:
C2527904
Start date:
10/05/2022
End date:
24/05/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 10 May 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 17 May 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 24 May 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 07 Jun 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 14 Jun 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Tue 21 Jun 2022 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 6
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Tue 10 May 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 17 May 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 24 May 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 07 Jun 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 14 Jun 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Date
Tue 21 Jun 2022
Times
13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
6
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£19.20 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for improvers
This course is for improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
You will need to have some experience in family history research or researching military subjects. Most of the work will be carried out online, though you may want to print out any infomation you find to help you pull the story together.
Course aim:
To research a war memorial and the lives of the individual WW1 servicemen mentioned on it. To produce a written biography of at least one of the servicemen you've researched.
Course description:
Using all the available online resources at our disposal, you will be choose and research a neighbourhood war memorial that interests you. From the names you have researched, you will pick one that has a lot of existing records attached to him and use those resources to write a referenced biography of that serviceman. The aim of the course is to focus attention on one individual and examine their life story and war record in detail.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Access and navigate relevant genalogy and Great War websites.
2. Identify and use a variety of online and archive resources.
3. Develop research and analysis skills and look at wider research opportunities.
4. Use the context of the resources to discover more about the background to the Great War.
5. Develop creative writing and digital skills.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk