Exploring Black Histories in the Age of Revolution

October 29, 2020 - Richard Moss

George Rose, Waterloo veteran From our extensive Waterloo collection is the story of George Rose, a Black soldier at Waterloo. Rose was born into slavery in Spanish Town, Jamaica in around 1791. By 1809 he had escaped to Britain and his discharge papers, held in the National Archives, show that at the age of 18 […]

Making our Abolition quilt using digital collaging with Hull Museums

May 20, 2020 - Kate McNab

Heritage Learning, the education service for Hull Museums, worked with Year 5 students from St George’s Primary school to make two matching quilts, one for the school and one for the museum to display. The quilts were made up of printed digital collages that explored the many different groups and individuals involved in the campaign […]

Animating the revolutionary Newcomen Beam Engine with Barnsley Museums

April 21, 2020 - Kate McNab

Barnsley Museums Learning team worked with Year 5 students from Jump Primary School to animate and project the internal workings of the Newcomen Beam Engine onto the external wall of its building at Elsecar Heritage Centre. All students achieved Arts Award Discover as a result of the work they carried out during the project. See […]

Using Scratch to explore adaptation and evolution with Hampshire Cultural Trust

April 7, 2020 - Kate McNab

The Age of Revolution was a time of exploration and discovery in the field of natural sciences. Captain Cook’s voyages brought new knowledge to Europe about the animals, plants and peoples in Australia, Hawaii and other lands in the Pacific. Charles Darwin’s studies aboard HMS Beagle led him to develop the theory of natural selection […]

Making our Climate Revolution Cookbooks with London Connected Learning Centre

March 30, 2020 - Kate McNab

London Connected Learning Centre worked with the Garden Museum and Year 5 students from  Hill Mead Primary School to make revolutionary digital cookbooks. Students researched Revolution and climate change, discussed food production and its impact on climate, and worked with the Garden Museum learning kitchen to create revolutionary sandwiches using locally sourced ingredients. Find out […]

Making our Age of Revolution felt banners with Leeds Museums & Galleries

March 24, 2020 - Kate McNab

Leeds Museums & Galleries created revolutionary banners with Green Lane Primary School, Bradford. The banners were created by Year 5 and 6 students over four sessions, three held at Leeds Industrial Museum and the last at the school. See our simple step-by-step guide for making these in the Classroom.   1. Inspiration and Immersion On […]

Age of Revolution Top Trumps – available FREE to schools

February 18, 2020 - Kate McNab

This unique, specially designed card game showcases the diverse history, people, and ideas of the Age of Revolution through 30 revolutionary historical figures. Schools can order up to six decks per classroom, free of charge, along with a poster and optional adhesive labels by completing this simple form. As well as playing the traditional game, […]

Age of Revolution Top Trumps: Classroom activities

February 18, 2020 - Kate McNab

These activities are suitable for students aged 9 – 16+. For use with our unique Age of Revolution Top Trumps. Order a FREE pack for your school here. Our unique set of Top Trumps features 30 radical and revolutionary figures from the Age of Revolution (1775 – 1848). Many have been selected to highlight people […]

Peterloo Imagine a World Redacted Version for schools

January 3, 2020 - Kate McNab

A complete version of the schools edition of the Peterloo graphic novel with fully redacted text is available here. See our guide to creating a historical graphic story here. PETERLOO Imagine a World is an edition created for schools and fully authorised for non-profit educational use, courtesy of the Age of Revolution project and New […]

What does revolution mean to me?

December 23, 2019 - Kate McNab

How our Age of Revolution animation competition for schools can enrich curriculum work in the classroom and develop students’ cultural capital The Age of Revolution national educational project has teamed up with historian, broadcaster and author Dan Snow to launch an animation competition for primary and secondary schools. Anna Husband, the project’s Content Producer and […]