WW1 Literacy Project
What is the project?
The WW1 Literacy Project utilises mobile learning technology to research, capture and showcase stories to engage learners with the heritage of WW1 in their area. The project will be delivered in individual schools, and will culminate in a collaborative showcase and awards event.
By discovering what impact WW1 had on life for children in the area, and the long term impact it had on the area as a whole, children will have a better understanding of the importance of the First World War heritage across the community.
Families of the children, and members of the community will be encouraged to come forward with stories, photographs and any other memorabilia such as medals, for the children to investigate and research.
Working with local heritage organisations and groups, museums and libraries, the children will be able to discover a rich heritage and understand the impact of WW1.
Using iPads effectively, children will conduct interviews; gather and collate research; and produce high quality eBooks showcasing their knowledge. The eBooks will include films the children have made, and other ways of presenting their knowledge.
The eBooks will be showcased at a locally significant location, not only to celebrate the achievements of the children involved, but to also engage a wider audience with the heritage of the First World War in the area.
Who can take part?
The initial project will be aimed at schools within Wakefield and Leeds.
What are the outcomes?
The project aims are to:
engage children with the heritage of WW1 in their area;
promote community cohesion as members from all areas of the community are encouraged to share stories, and discover new stories about WW1;
promote social wellbeing as members of the community of all ages share an understanding of how WW1 has impacted on the area today.
What are the wider benefits for schools?
The wider benefits of the project for schools are to:
enable schools to utilise the technology in their school in a meaningful way;
enable hands-on teacher CPD where needed to develop skills in digital learning approaches through classroom modelling;
raise the profile of the school in the local community.
What does it cost?
Funding is being sought to cover the costs for schools associated with the project.
Sounds great, how do I register my interest in the project?
Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
Level: The WW1 Literacy Project is a project for KS2 and KS3.
Available: Academic Year 2016/2017
Areas: Wakefield, Leeds
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