What we did to find out about our topic and create our exhibition: We planned our topic collaboratively between the year group staff and used the online toolkit. The students visited the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum which provided an amazing, multi-sensory and kinaesthetic experience that really hooked them in and engaged them. We then researched the Hartlepool bombardment (using the painting from the Museum of Hartlepool), looked at life in the trenches and at home and compared women’s roles before and during the war. We found the objects in the loans box really useful for our kinaesthetic learners. We did a lot of talking about objects, including a “show and tell” session where students shared objects with each other. We also used authentic propaganda posters to inspire students to create their own.
In planning our exhibition, we went back to the toolkit for ideas. We used the loans box items, made our own work for display and invited other students, staff and parents.
Our exhibition included: