Artists, writers, dramatists, film-makers, musicians – they all get their inspiration from somewhere. Ideas for using our Revolutionary collection and Themes as a creative stimulus.
Great ideas, prompts and questions for interrogating and unpacking historical sources in the classroom and developing even the youngest students’ enquiry and critical thinking skills.
Visits can ignite imaginations, stimulate curiosity and deepen understanding in ways that are meaningful, relevant and often remembered for a lifetime. And they’re great fun! Get the most from your visit with our top tips.
What are the five steps to carrying out a successful enquiry? Tips and ideas for students of all ages, from asking useful and relevant historical questions - that students will really want to know the answers to, to using historical sources to evidence their own conclusions.
How reliable are primary sources? Does their meaning change if we know why they were made? What if an artist never even saw the subject they painted..?
Historical enquiries for all ages exploring the Age of Revolution – from transport, the industrial revolution and Captain Cook’s shopping list, to campaigns, protests, revolutionary ideas and the French revolution.
Use these guides to make the most of our Revolutionary collection across the curriculum with students of all ages.
Stimulate students’ curiosity and hone their skills of deduction.
Simple ideas, tips and activities for students of all ages, bringing the Age of Revolution to life through revolutionary objects, paintings, letters and songs from museums and galleries across the UK.
Did you know the first known flight to carry people took place nearly 250 years ago, in Paris, in a balloon? Discovering and presenting fascinating facts about the Age of Revolution.