Summer Term Programme 2005 - Imperial War Museum

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IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LONDON

Issue 14: Summer Term Programme 2005

The Children’s War

Great Escapes

The Holocaust Exhibition

Full education programme

www.iwm.org.uk


Summer Term

Programme 2005

Free admission school

groups must pre-book

The Museum is open daily

10.00am – 6.00pm

Free Education Service

A wide range of activities for

UK schools

Help us to provide a

better service

We welcome your comments

and suggestions

Index

Exhibition information 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9 and back cover

Holocaust Exhibition

and related activities 9, 10 and back cover

Actor in role experiences 2

Primary activities 2-8, 13, 14

Secondary activities 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14

AS/A2 activities/Conferences 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14

The Children’s War 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12

Art related activities 6, 12

First World War Poetry 6

Film programme 7, 8

Special Needs 1

Teachers’ Course 9

Teachers’ Evening 3

Access to Archives 11

Family activities 12

Other IWM sites 13,14

Suitability of activities

KS1 (Scotland Primary 1-3)

KS2 (Scotland Primary 4-7)

Gallery visits

The Museum has extensive historical

displays on the two world wars and

post-war conflicts.These exhibitions

chart chronologically, through

artefacts, documents, film, photographs

and oral accounts, the main events.

Important note

If you wish to visit the historical

displays on the First and Second

World Wars you will be allocated a

specific time when you book. Special

booking conditions also apply to the

The Children’s War (page 3 ), The

Holocaust Exhibition (page 9 ), D-Day

(page 2), Great Escapes (page 5),

William Orpen (page 6),Crimes against

humanity: an exploration of genocide

and ethnic violence in our time (back

cover) and Trench and Blitz

Experiences (page 2).

The best introduction to what can be

seen will be found in

the revised Museum

Handbook. 85 colour

and 59 black and white

illustrations.

£3.50 plus £1.00 p&p.

01223 499345

What to see

Large exhibits gallery

Tanks, aircraft, vehicles and weapons

Historical displays

First World War (booking required)

Second World War (booking required)

Conflicts Since 1945 (no booking

required)

Worksheets

A wide range of worksheets can be

downloaded free of charge from

www.iwm.org.uk

Poetry Hunt – Search and

Create

Trail sheets devised by former Poet-in-

Residence, Mario Petrucci. Excellent

for literacy course-work and creative

writing generally. Please order at time

of booking.

Special Needs

Handling sessions on either the First

or the Second World War can be

arranged for pupils with learning

difficulties. Sessions can be tailored to

the needs of individual groups.

Many of the activities listed in this

programme can also be adapted for

special needs.Telephone 020 7416

5441 to discuss your requirements.

All exhibitions *, galleries

and the education centre

are fully accessible by

wheelchair. Children with

hearing impairment can use the

cinema. A range of simplified

worksheets is also available. There are

audio guides for The Holocaust

Exhibition for visually impaired

students, visually impaired adults and

for students with learning difficulties

(see page 9). Parking is available for

groups with disabilities. Please ask

when booking.

*except for the first floor of The 1940s House

in The Children’s War exhibition and the

Anderson Shelter.

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KS3/4 (Scotland Standard Grade)

AS/A2

(Scotland Higher)

Important note

Booking opens from

Monday 28 February

telephone 020 7416 5313/5444

Imperial War Museum

Lambeth Road

London SE1 6HZ

www.iwm.org.uk

Special Permanent Exhibitions

The Holocaust Exhibition (booking

essential see pages 9 and 10)

Secret War (no booking required)

Art galleries

Please note that displays change and

occasionally galleries are closed (no

booking required except for special

exhibitions). For more information ring

020 7416 5211. For Art Gallery talks

see page 5

Temporary exhibitions

See back cover

Gallery Tours of the


D-Day:

Sixtieth

Anniversary

Exhibition

A special exhibition

marking the sixtieth

anniversary of the

biggest and most complex combined

operation in history. The story of the

day itself is told through the personal

stories of those who took part

including commanders who planned

the invasion, soldiers who landed on

the beaches, a German defender, a

British nurse who looked after

casualties and a secret agent working

behind the lines.

All school groups must be

pre-booked.

Worksheet and guidelines available.

Dates Until 2 January 2006

Times 10.00am – 6.00pm

Suitability Years 3 – 13 Ideal for

History and Citizenship

Party size Maximum 30

D-Day and Beyond -

Their Past Your Future

A two-year educational programme

for UK schools to engage young

people with issues of remembrance,

peace making and reconciliation.

Visit www.theirpastyourfuture.org.uk

to find out more.

Trench Experience

An actor-interpreter in the role of

either a First World War soldier or a

nurse in a casualty clearing station will

help pupils find out about life in the

trenches and behind the lines on the

Western Front. Also includes a visit to

the trench re-creation.

Dates 22,26 April, 26 May,

10, 15, 23, 29 June,

4 July

Times 10.30am, 11.30am,

12.30pm, 1.30pm

Session length 30 minutes

Suitability Years 5-11

Party size Maximum 19 children and

1 adult

Cost £50 per session

Booking Schools will be invoiced

The Blitz Experience

An actor-interpreter in the role of an

air-raid warden takes children back in

time to 1940 and the Blitz. Sessions

include a general briefing and an

escorted visit to the Blitz Experience

complete with sound, smells and other

special effects.

Dates 11 April - 27 May

6 June - 15 July

Times 10.30am, 10.50am, 11.10am,

11.30am, 11.50am, 12.10pm,

1.00pm, 1.20pm, 1.40pm,

2.00pm

Session length 30 minutes

Suitability Years 3-11

Party size Maximum 19 children and

1 adult

Cost £50 per session

Booking Schools will be invoiced

Please note that entry to the Blitz

Experience must be booked and all

sessions are with an actor-interpreter.

Top Tips for a

successful visit

Book early Many activities are

oversubscribed and we allow a maximum

of 15 schools a day. Ask to be put on our

mailing list so that you get programmes as

soon as they come out.

Make a preliminary visit if at all

possible The Museum has free admission.

Plan your journey carefully Make sure

you arrive at least 20 minutes before your

first timed activity to allow time to check

in. We regret that we have no coach

parking.

Brief your pupils about their visit

Ask them to respect other visitors and the

fabric of the building. Please remember

that you are responsible for the behaviour

of your group and must remain with them

at all times. You will be given a pager when

you check in, this is to help us get in

contact with you in the Museum should

there be an emergency or we need to

speak to you.

Make use of relevant educational

resources www.iwm.org.uk

How do I arrange a visit

Telephone only booking service

Booking opens Monday 28 February

020 7416 5313/5444.

9.00am – 5.00pm weekdays

Maximum party size 60 Recommended

staff to pupil ratio 1:10 (1:15 is our

minimum staff to pupil ratio, for health and

safety reasons groups may be turned away

if they do not comply).

Popular demand Because of popular

demand it is usually only possible to allocate

one special activity per school per visit.

Confirmation A letter will be sent

confirming each booking. It will include an

itinerary and will act as your admission

ticket. You will also be sent our guidelines

concerning behaviour and our risk

assessment. We expect all groups to abide

by this otherwise they may be asked to

leave.

Changing bookings and cancellations

Because of popular demand for activities

we are unable to change bookings for

special activities, including experiences

once they are made. Cancellation of a

special activity, including experiences, a

month or less before your visit will incur a

fee of £50. Cancellations must be made by

telephone and then followed up by letter.

Picnic Room Please remember to book

this if you need to. Times as follows:

11.30am – 11.55am, 12.00noon – 12.25pm,

12.30pm – 12.55pm, 1.00pm – 1.25pm,

1.30pm – 1.55pm, 2.00pm – 2.25pm

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Museum www.iwm.org.uk


The Children’s War

Marking the sixtieth anniversary of

VE Day and the end of the Second

World War, this major exhibition will

look at the home front in Britain

through the eyes of children. It will

provide a unique and moving insight

into the impact of the war on the

children who lived through it.

Taking a child’s perspective on such

topics as evacuation, air raids, rationing

and the blackout, the positive and

negative aspects of the war will be

illustrated through original letters,

diaries, artefacts, photographs and oral

recordings.

As part of the exhibition, the popular

1940s House will receive a victory

make-over and will become the

centrepiece of a new hands-on gallery

where children can learn about

everyday life on the home front.

It is essential to pre-book; the

exhibition is likely to be very popular

with school groups and it is unlikely

that there will be space available if

left until the date of your visit.

Dates from 4 April for school groups

Times 10.00am – 6.00pm

Suitability Years 3-13, ideal for History

and Citizenship

Party Size Maximum 30

Educational Resources

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Children in War

Facsimile documents relating to the

British home front 1939-1945.

£12.99 plus £2.50 p&p

01223 499345

Free Teachers’ Evening

28 April, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A chance to view The Children’s War

exhibition and to find out more

about the Education service at the

Imperial War Museum.

Telephone 020 7416 5441/5312

Educational Resources by mail


Far From Home

Evacuation Study

A range of activities exploring stories

of evacuation through artefacts, oral

history, photographs, posters and film.

Children will work in groups to

investigate the evidence and try some

contemporary games.

Dates

Times

Session length

Suitability

Party size

18-22 April

10.30am and 1.30pm

1 hour 30 minutes

Years 3-7, KS2 pupils doing

‘Britain Since 1930’ Study

Unit

Maximum 30

Model House Project

Investigating artefacts, documents and

photographs, children find out how a

real family lived in London during the

Second World War. They also have a

chance to look at a detailed model of

the family home and compare and

contrast living conditions of the 1940s

and today.

Dates 11-14 April

25-28 April

3-5 May

9-12 May

16-19 May

6-9 June

4-7 July

Times 11.00am and 1.30pm

Session length 1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability Years 4-7. Reading Level 3,

KS2 pupils doing ‘Britain Since

1930’ Study Unit

Party Size Maximum 30

Primary School Project

A talk on life in the Second World

War using artefacts, photographs and

documents, which bring alive the living

conditions in wartime Britain.

Dates 11-14 April

25-28 April

3-5 May

9-12 May

16-19 May

6-9 June

4-7 July

Times 11.00am and 1.30pm

Session length 60 minutes

Suitability Years 3-6

Party size Maximum 35

Activity Pack

Daily Life in a Wartime House: The

story of the Allpress family, 1939-1945

Colour photographs, audio-tape and

worksheets.

£9.99 plus £1.00 p&p

01223 499345

Evacuees

Home…...Alone!

Drama Activity

Run by XCITED (Cross Curriculum in

Theatre Education), this participatory

drama project investigates choices

made by families and government for

the safety of the nations’ children and

explores the feelings and experiences

of evacuees.

Dates

Times

Session length

Suitability

Party size

27 June - 1 July

10.30am and 1.30pm

1 hour 45 minutes

Years 5-11

Maximum 35

Educational Resources

order

Posters from the Home Front 1939-1945

£4.99 plus £1.00 p&p 01223 499345

www.iwm.org.uk

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Great Escapes

A special exhibition about some of

the extraordinary escape attempts

made by Allied servicemen from

German prisoner of war camps in the

Second World War. Among the items

on show will be material relating to

the Great Escape, forged documents

carried by one of the successful

‘Wooden Horse’ escapers, and the

tools used to build the famous Colditz

glider. Hands on features will allow

children to find out more about the

ingenuity of those who planned these

escapes.

All school groups must be pre-booked.

Dates Until 31 October 2005

Times 10.00am – 6.00pm

Suitability Years 3-13, ideal for History,

Citizenship and ICT

Party size Maximum 30

Jitterbug in June

Dance Activity

The period dance and drama group

Baroque ‘n’ Roll will look at the

lifestyle, fashion and dances for

children and teenagers during the

1940s. The session will involve pupils

participating in wartime dances.

Dates

Times

Session length

Suitability

Party size

14-17 June

10.30am and 1.30pm

1 hour 45 minutes

Years 5-11

Maximum 30

Study Sessions

The following range of topics is

available:

• Britain and the Great War (KS3 only)

• Trench Warfare

• Women in the First World War

• The Home Front 1914 – 1918

• The Home Front 1939 – 1945

• Nazi Germany 1933 – 1939

Further information

www.iwm.org.uk/escapes

Children work in groups and evaluate

artefacts, documents, photographs, film

and oral history critically on specific

themes. Master copies of study

session worksheets will be sent to you

after booking.

Dates 11-14 April

25-28 April

3-5 May

9-12 May

16-19 May

6-9 June

4-7 July

Times 10.30am and 2.00pm

Session length 1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability Years 9-11, KS3 and GCSE

options available. Background

knowledge helpful.

Party size Minimum of 16, maximum 32

Keep Smiling Through

An exploration of how children

entertained themselves and were

entertained during the Second World

War. Books, comics, games, music,

cinema and radio will be looked at.

Dates 23 – 27 May

Times 10.30am and 1.30pm

Session length 1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability Years 3 – 7, KS2 pupils doing

‘Britain Since 1930’ Study Unit

Party Size Maximum 30

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Third Ypres, 1917: Australian troops passing along a

duckboard track through devastated Chateau Wood.

On-line art and history exhibitions


Art Gallery Talks

Talks on the First and Second World

Wars can be tailored to the needs of

specific age groups and abilities.

Telephone 020 7416 5446 to discuss

your requirements.

Dates Throughout term by

special arrangement

Times By arrangement

Session length 30 - 45 minutes

Suitability All including AS/A2

Party size Maximum 15

Images of Leadership:

Hitler and Churchill

Art and History Activity

An art and history project that will

examine through photographs,

posters, cartoons and paintings, the

cult of leadership and the creation of

myths surrounding figures such as

Hitler and Churchill. Pupils will create

their own posters and cartoons.

We are making a New World, Paul Nash

Wilfred Owen

Art as Evidence and

War Artists and Poets

Working in groups, students examine

and evaluate artefacts, photographs

and documents in relation to one of

the following:

•First World War Art (KS3, GCSE)

•Second World War Art (KS3, GCSE)

War Artists and Poets of the First

World War (GCSE)

•First and Second World War Art

(KS2)

Dates Throughout term by

special arrangement

Times 10.30am and 1.30pm

Session length 1 hour 30 minutes

Suitability See above

Party size Maximum 32

PGCE and BEd Groups

Free workshops on approaches to

using the collection can be arranged

for groups of student teachers.

Telephone 020 7416 5446

Date

Time

Session length

Suitability

Party size

www.iwm.org.uk

20-24 June

10.30am and 1.30pm

1 hour 45 minutes

Years 5-11

Maximum 35

William Orpen: Politics,

Sex and Death

Art Exhibition

Sir William Orpen was an official war

artist in France in the First World War.

This major exhibition presents a fresh

look at his entire career through his

paintings, drawings and witty

correspondence.

All school groups must pre-book.

Dates Until 2 May 2005

Times 10.00am – 6.00pm

Suitability Years 9 – 13

Party size Maximum 20

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Film Programme

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APRIL 11.00am 2.00pm

Mon 11 Children:WW2 (30) JMS* Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Tue 12 Documentary:Women’s Work WW1 (30) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Wed 13 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS* Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS

Thur 14 Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 15 No films No films

Mon 18 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS

Tue 19 No films No films

Wed 20 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS* Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS

Thur 21 Children:WW2 (30) JMS* Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 22 BBC/GW: Kitchener’s Army/Somme (50) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Mon 25 Women:WW2 (30) JMS* Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS

Tue 26 BBC/GW: causes & Battle of Somme (50) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Wed 27 Nazi Germany: propaganda films (50) S * Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS

Thurs 28 Children:WW2 (30) JMS Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 29 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS Children:WW2 (30) JMS

MAY 11.00am 2.00pm

Mon 2 Bank Holiday Bank Holiday

Tue 3 Children:WW2 (30) JMS Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Wed 4 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS

Thur 5 Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS* Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 6 Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS* Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Mon 9 No films No films

Tue 10 Women:WW2 (30) JMS* Documentary Women’s Land Army WW1 (30) MS

Wed 11 Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS* Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS

Thur 12 Children:WW2 (30) JMS Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 13 Nazi Germany: propaganda films (50) S Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS

Mon 16 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS

Tue 17 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Wed 18 Children:WW2 (30) JM Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS

Thur 19 Women:WW2 (30) JMS* Documentary:Women in munitions WW1 (30) S

Fri 20 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS*

Mon 23 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS No films

Tue 24 Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS Children:WW2 (30) JMS*

Wed 25 Documentary:Women in munitions WW1 (30) S BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS

Thur 26 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS Black Empire:WW1 (30) MS

Fri 27 Nazi Germany: propaganda films (50) S* Children:WW2 (30) JMS

JUNE 11.00am 2.00pm

Mon 6 BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Tue 7 Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS* Black Empire:WW1 (30) MS

Wed 8 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS* Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Thur 9 Nazi Germany: propaganda films (50) S Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Fri 10 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS Documentary:Women’s Work WW1 (30) MS

Mon 13 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS* Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Tue 14 Documentary:Women in munitions WW1 (30) S Documentary Women’s Land Army WW1 (30) MS

Wed 15 BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS Black Empire:WW1 (30) MS

Thur 16 Children:WW2 (30) JMS Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS*

Fri 17 Black Commonwealth:WW2 (30) JMS Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Mon 20 Women:WW2 (30) JMS* Children:WW2 (30) JMS

Tues 21 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS Nazi Germany: propaganda films (50) S*

Wed 22 BBC/GW: causes & Battle of Somme (50) MS BBC/GW: Home Front WW1 (25) MS

Thur 23 Black Empire:WW1 (30) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Fri 24 Children:WW2 (30) JMS Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS

Mon 27 Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS* Women:WW2 (30) JMS

Tues 28 BBC/GW: Kitchener’s Army/Somme (50) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Wed 29 Black Empire:WW1 (30) MS BBC/GW:Trench Warfare (25) MS

Thur 30 Civil Defence/Blitz:WW2 (30) JMS Children:WW2 (30) JMS

JULY 11.00am 2.00pm

Fri 1 Children:WW2 (30) JMS* Coping with Shortages:WW2 (30) JMS

Visit the Museum’s web-site


Film Information

Viewing a film can enhance your visit.

On the days marked with an asterisk,

a member of the Film and Video

Archive will give a short introduction

of up to 15 minutes before the film.

Suitability J Years 5 – 7

M Years 8 – 9

S Years 10+

Running time Shown in brackets

Party size Maximum 60

Programme Information

Second World War Films

To expand the range of material that

we show and to try and recreate a

more authentic feel of the experience

of going to the cinema we will be

showing a combination of Ministry of

Information films and newsreels on a

variety of different subjects. These

programmes will last approximately 30

minutes. Children, Coping with

shortages, Women, Civil Defence/Blitz

and The Black Commonwealth

Contribution.

Nazi Germany, propaganda films

Hitler’s Triumphant Return to Berlin,

These are the Men, Soldaten von

Morgen, Germany Calling

BBC/GW

BBC Great War series of

documentaries (1964)

The Black Empire: 1WW

The Empire Needs Men is a

compilation of original archive film

with commentary on the contribution

made by Indian, African and West

Indian men in the First World War.

Amateur Camerawoman Miss Rosie Newman

Archive Film Videos

The Battles

of the Somme

and Ancre

Double video

cassette

£19.99 plus

£2.50 p&p

01223 499345

War Women of

Britain

Eight silent films

illustrating the role

of women in the

First World War

£18.99 plus

£2.50 p&p

01223 499345

Listening to

Britain: A

Jennings Trilogy

Portraits of the

home front and

the closing stages

of the Second

World War

£18.99 plus

£2.50 p&p

01223 499345

First World War Pack

Second World War Pack

Two multi-media packs are available

that illustrate the role of black African,

Asian and West Indian men and

women. These include posters,

documents, photographs, oral history

and film.

£30.00 plus £2.50 p&p each

01223 499345

Video Conferencing

For details of our programme

please visit

www.iwm.global-leap.com

Kip in a Ship

Sleep on board Imperial War

Museum’s HMS Belfast in her

restored 1950s mess-decks!

Schools and youth groups of up

to 50 children can now stay for

up to 3 nights in unique,

stimulating and affordable

accommodation - perfect for

extending your visit to the

Museum!

The Battle of the Somme, 1916

www.iwm.org.uk

Keeping the

Wheels

Turning:

Women and

Children at

War 1939-1945

Seven short films

£18.99 plus

£2.50 p&p

01223 499345

For further information, please

call 020 7940 6323/6348, or

download an information pack

from the web-site education

home page www.iwm.org.uk

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The Holocaust Exhibition

Europe’s largest permanent exhibition on the Holocaust.

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Exhibition visits

This exhibition is a powerful and

moving experience for students. It is

essential they be prepared for their

visit. All schools will be loaned a free

copy of the film The Way We Lived,

which shows individuals whose

personal stories feature in the

exhibition and explores their family,

social, cultural and religious lives before

the war. The teachers’ inter-disciplinary

resource pack, Reflections, and the

student’s guide to the exhibition, Torn

Apart, will also provide vital support.

Orientation and

feedback sessions

A specially trained member of the

Museum’s education team will provide

orientation and feedback sessions to

assist all groups when they visit this

potentially disturbing exhibition.

Please let us know if you would like

these to be tailored to specific needs.

Dates 11 April - 27 May

6 June - 15 July

Times 10.10am, 10.20am, 10.40am,

11.00am, 1.10pm, 1.40pm,

1.50pm

Session length 2 hours 30 minutes

Suitability Year 9, GCSE,AS/A2.

Specialised tours have been

developed for students with

learning difficulties.

Party size Maximum 30

Audio guide tours

It is strongly recommended that

students take advantage of these

tours.The exhibition may be

overwhelming for young people not

given this degree of support.Tours

help to structure the visit focusing

upon key artefacts, photographs and

personal stories in the exhibition and

explain sensitive ideas and concepts.

Separate audio tours have been

developed for the specific needs of:

•Year 9 students

•GCSE and AS students

•A2 students (new)

•Students with visual impairment

•Adults with visual impairment

•Students with learning difficulties

Induction loops can be provided for

hearing impaired students who can

then use the audio guides if they have

a t-switch on their hearing aid.

Audio guides £2.00 per person.

Schools will be invoiced.

Fellowship programme

Become a leader in

Holocaust Education

‘An outstandingly good course. I have

been a teacher for 35 years and this was

easily the best course I have ever

attended.’ (IWM Fellow, 2004)

The Imperial War Museum is creating a

national network of skilled teachers who

will serve as leaders of Holocaust

Education in their schools, communities

and professional organisations. This year

we will select up to fifteen secondary

teachers, deliverers of Continuing

Professional Development and PGCE

tutors for participation in the four-stage

programme:

Stage 1: 25-29 July 2005 An all expenses

paid summer institute. An intensive

programme delivered by leading historians

and educators from the UK, Germany,

Sweden, Israel and the United States.

Stage 2: The Fellows will each develop

an educational project that advances

Holocaust Education in their schools and

communities.

Stage 3: May half term 2006 Follow up

programme in Yad Vashem, the national

Holocaust memorial and museum in

Jerusalem, where Fellows present their

projects and receive further training. The

Fellowship will cover flights,

accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

Stage 4: Autumn 2006 Optional fiveday

visit to sites of the Holocaust in

Poland.

To register interest and for further

information e-mail

HolocaustEducation@iwm.org.uk

Holocaust: visits and educational


Classroom resources

The following are designed to support classroom teaching:

Reflections

Drawing heavily upon personal stories,

archive photographs, original artefacts

and documents featured in the

Exhibition, this teachers’ guide and

resource pack is a complete interdisciplinary

scheme of work for Year 9

and GCSE students.

Detailed lesson plans for teachers of

History, Religious Education, English,

PSHE, Citizenship, Art and Music

provide age-appropriate classroom

activities for pre-visit and follow-up

work. Also includes a CD-Rom and

audio compact disc.

Price £30.00 plus £2.50 p&p

01223 499345

Continuing Professional Development

Resistance To Holocaust

Education

How should we approach Holocaust

denial What techniques can be used

to confront anti-Semitism in the

classroom What are the challenges to

teaching and learning about the

Holocaust in the twenty first century

A one-day seminar for teachers of

History, Citizenship and Religious

Studies confronting some of the most

challenging issues in Holocaust

Education today. Speakers will include

members of the International Task

Force for Holocaust Education,

Remembrance and Research such as

Christer Mattsson, who works with

young neo-Nazi sympathisers in

Sweden.

Date 21 July

Time 10.00am – 4.00pm

Cost £30.00 (includes lunch

and refreshments)

Booking Please apply by letter sending

a cheque payable to Imperial

War Museum

Torn Apart

For Year 9 and GCSE students, this

full colour guide examines the impact

of the Holocaust on individuals,

families and communities and

complements the cross-curricular

approach of Reflections. It explores

the Holocaust through the personal

stories behind the photographs and

artefacts on display in the exhibition.

£3.99 (plus £1.00 p&p);

25 or more copies £2.25 each

(plus £5.00 p&p) 01223 499345

‘The Imperial War Museum has produced an excellent pack to accompany its

Holocaust Exhibition. The excellent teaching notes will reassure any teacher

uncertain of how to approach this highly sensitive subject.’

Séan Lang,Times Educational Supplement, 18 January 2002

Touching the Past

A workshop for

AS/A2 students

How can artefacts enrich our

understanding of the past

By combining original artefacts with

replicas of items used during the

Holocaust this handling session

explores key aspects of the historical

narrative, challenges students to

consider what is meant by

‘authenticity’ and asks how historians

construct an understanding of the

past.This workshop can stand alone

or be combined with a visit to The

Holocaust Exhibition.

Dates Throughout the term

by special arrangement

Times By arrangement

Session length 50 minutes

Suitability AS/A2

Party size 15-40

resources www.iwm.org.uk

Holocaust Exhibition

Essential Information

Make a preliminary visit if at all

possible.

The Museum has free admission.

Special booking note

Because of the nature of the subject

and the material on display, we can

only accept students from Year 9 and

above.

Planning your day

The Holocaust Exhibition will give

your students much to think about.

Schools are advised not to combine

it with detailed work in the other

galleries.

Party sizes

A maximum of 60 students is

allowed per school on one visit.

Large groups will need to be split for

the orientation and feedback

sessions.

Year 9 and GCSE students

All visits to the Exhibition include an

orientation and feedback session.

You should allow two and a half

hours for your visit plus time for a

lunch break.

AS/A2 groups

Students may visit the exhibition

without the orientation and feedback

sessions but visits must still be

booked in advance.

Audio guides are strongly

recommended

See page 9 for further details.

Changing bookings and

cancellations

Because of popular demand we are

unable to change bookings once they

have been made. Cancellations a

month or less before your visit

will incur a fee of £50.

PGCE and BEd Groups

Free seminars and workshops on

approaches to teaching the

Holocaust can be arranged for

groups of student teachers visiting

The Holocaust Exhibition.

Ring 020 7416 5269.

Please note School groups who

have not booked will not be allowed

into The Holocaust Exhibition.

Crimes against humanity:

An exploration of genocide and

ethnic violence in our time

(see back cover)

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The Collections:

Access for study

The seven curatorial Departments

welcome access ‘behind the scenes’

for personal or professional research

on the wealth of objects, works of art,

documents, film, photographs, books,

maps and sound recordings held.

Research access is free by

appointment Monday to Friday,

10.00am – 5.00pm. The Departments

of Printed Books and Documents are

also open on Saturdays, 10.00am to

5.00pm.

Film Loans

The Film and Video Archive

operates a loan service to

colleges and universities

(and schools where possible).

For a catalogue and further

information ring 020 7416 5293/

5294 (10.00am – 5.00pm)

Publications

Tracing Your Family’s History:

Army, Royal Navy, RAF and

Merchant Navy

Useful guides to tracing service

recording. Published by the Museum.

£5.50 each plus £1.00 p&p

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Department of Art

020 7416 5211/5214/5212

e-mail: art@iwm.org.uk

Department of Documents

020 7416 5221/5222/5223

e-mail: docs@iwm.org.uk

Department of Exhibits and

Firearms

020 7416 5272/5304/5305

e-mail: exfire@iwm.org.uk

Film and Video Archive

020 7416 5291/5292

e-mail: film@iwm.org.uk

Photograph Archive

020 7416 5333/5338/5309

e-mail: photos@iwm.org.uk

Department of Printed Books

020 7416 5342

e-mail: books@iwm.org.uk

Sound Archive

020 7416 5363

e-mail: sound@iwm.org.uk

United Kingdom National

Inventory of War Memorials

Volunteers have gathered together

information which has led to the

creation of a database of c.45,000 UK

based war memorials.The database it

available for public use by

appointment in the Dome Reading

Room. Please contact the Department

of Printed Books to arrange access.

For more detailed enquiries, please

contact the Inventory office.

020 7416 5353

e-mail: memorial@iwm.org.uk

British Army Film and Photographic Unit Cameraman

Peter Hopkinson, 1944

Film News

Film shows are organised for the general

public at weekends and during the

holidays. Please telephone

020 7416 5293 for an up-to-date

programme.

Research Facilities:

Printed Books and Documents

To study the Museum’s collections of

documents and printed materials make an

appointment to visit the Dome Reading

Room which is open Monday to Saturday

from 10.00am – 5.00pm, admission free.

Visitors under 15 years old must be

accompanied by an adult. By prior

arrangement an adjacent room is available

for supervised small groups of school

students or for other visitors.

Access to the Reading Room may be

difficult for some disabled visitors but

there is alternative accommodation.

Equipment has also been installed to help

blind and visually impaired visitors.

For appointments and a leaflet about

Reading Room services please telephone

020 7416 5342 or

e-mail: books@iwm.org.uk

Museum Shop and

Children’s Shop

Visit the shops for a wide range

of books, postcards, posters,

educational resources and gifts.

Open daily 10.00am - 6.00pm

The Children's War

by Juliet Gardiner is

published by Piatkus in

association with the

Museum to

accompany The

Children's War exhibition, price £20.

The wartime experiences of children

are brought to life through diaries,

letters, poems, songs and recollections.

Out of Harm's Way:The

Wartime Evacuation of

Children from Britain

by Jessica Mann is

published by Headline in

association with the

Imperial War Museum,

price £20.The moving

and remarkable story of

the wartime evacuees who were sent

abroad by their families is told through

letters, diaries and interviews.

The Victory in Europe

Experience

by Julian

Thompson is

published by

Carlton Books in

association with

the Imperial War

Museum, price

£30. Includes removable facsimile

reproductions of memorabilia from

the Museum's collections and a CD of

first-hand accounts from the Sound

Archive.

The Collections: access for study


Holiday and Family Events

We have a full and varied programme of free activities for weekends and holidays.

For further details, dates and times please ask for What’s On, 020 7416 5320 or visit www.iwm.org.uk

‘For Most Conspicuous

Valour’

Using ideas from traditional medals,

such as in the Victoria Cross and

George Cross Gallery, come and

design and make your own. All

materials provided.

Dates 23-24 April

Time 11.00am - 4.00pm

Suitability All ages are welcome with

parental supervision

In Their Shoes

A chance to handle and learn more

about artefacts from the First and

Second World Wars.

VE Day Remembered

Anecdotes, poetry, literature, songs

and entertainment to commemorate

the 60th anniversary of the end of the

Second World War and VE day.

Dates 30 April – 2 May

Times 12.00noon, 1.00pm,

2.00pm, 3.00pm

VE Day Weekend: Roll

Out the Barrel

A full programme of different events

and activities to celebrate the 60th

anniversary of the end of the Second

World War. These will include art

activities, dance, music, films, wartime

food and actors in role.

Dates 7-8 May

Times for full programme visit

www.iwm.org.uk

The Nature of the Beast

Drop-in art activity, where you can

turn tanks into dinosaurs and aircraft

into insects with a bit of imagination.

All art materials are provided.

Veterans Awareness Week

2 – 10 July

Voices: Ordinary People,

Extraordinary Times

(VE VJ Special)

A chance to meet Second World War

veterans with a variety of different

experiences both civilian and military

with a special focus on memories of

the end of the Second World War.

Dates 2-3 July

Time 11.30am & 2.30pm

For further details of the programme

and to find out about other events for

Veterans Awareness Week visit

www.iwm.org.uk

Dates Weekends

16-17 April, 21-22 May

18-19 June

Time 11.30am & 2.30pm

Now You See Me, Now

You Don’t!

Create dazzling designs for camouflage

for the 21st century using ideas from

the Museum’s collections.

Dates 25-26 June

Times 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Gallery Trails

A range of trails are available from

Reception.

Date Weekends

9-10 April, 14-15 May,

11-12 June

Time 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Half Term Week

28 May – 5 June

www.iwm.org.uk

Wartime Comics

A look at popular children’s comics

of the Second World War and a

chance to contribute to a communal

comic strip.

Dates 28 May – 5 June

Times 11.00am – 4.00pm

‘Escapism’

A look at the drawings made by

Prisoners of War such as Ronald

Searle, whilst in camps in the Far East

during the Second World War.

Practical art activity using bamboo

pens.To link with the art exhibition,

Far East Prisoner of War Art.

Dates Weekends

9-10 & 16-17 July

Times 11.00am – 4.00pm

Search and Create

Poetry Hunt devised by Mario

Petrucci while poet-in-residence at the

Imperial War Museum. Available from

Reception. 12


Other Imperial War Museum Branches

HMS Belfast

The historic cruiser HMS Belfast is Europe’s last

surviving big-gun armoured warship from the Second

World War. There is a full, curriculum-based

educational service for all ages and abilities, which can

be tailored and timed to suit the individual needs of

the group.

Learning Programme

Illustrated talks and hands-on workshops can be

booked in advance to suit the age, ability and topic

of the group. Choose from illustrated talks on HMS

Belfast and her role in the Arctic Convoys or at D-

Day, handling sessions using genuine artefacts, or the

Life at Sea interactive oral history session with

recordings of veterans who were HMS Belfast’s

former company, which is ideal for Citizenship,

history and literacy.

Sleepover

‘Kip in a Ship’ accommodation for schools is available

on board ship (see page 8). For further details

telephone the Education Office on 020 7940

6323/6348/6336

Further Information

Ask for a free Resources Pack:

Education Officer, HMS Belfast,

Morgans Lane,Tooley Street,

London SE1 2JH.

Tel: 020 7940 6323/6348/6336

E-mail: hms-edu@iwm.org.uk

Churchill Museum and

Cabinet War Rooms

Churchill’s secret wartime headquarters is

an outstanding primary source for studying

the civilian experience in the Second World

War. The new Churchill Museum, offers

additional hands-on exhibitions exploring a

range of issues relevant to History and

Citizenship through the medium of Winston

Churchill’s life and times.

Learning Facilities

The Learning Department’s suite, which

includes Video-conferencing facilities, and

smaller study rooms, enables us to be very

flexible in offering a range of talks, hands-on

workshops and other tailor-made sessions.

Please see our web-site for all details of the

learning programme.

Further Information

Ask for a free information pack:

Learning and Access Department,

Churchill Museum Cabinet War Rooms

Clive Steps, King Charles Street,

London SW1A 2AQ.

Tel: 020 7747 8332

Email: cwr-edu@iwm.org.uk

www.iwm.org.uk/cabinetlearning

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What’s On What’s New


Imperial War Museum Duxford

Duxford houses most of the larger exhibits belonging to

the Imperial War Museum. Exhibits include historic

aircraft, military vehicles, artillery, a V1 Flying Bomb, Prefab

and Battle of Britain Operations Room. Exhibitions in the

Land Warfare Hall tell the story of war on the ground in

the twentieth century using atmospheric scenes.

Highlights include Montgomery's 'caravans', 'The Forgotten

War' exhibition and 'The Normandy Experience'. The

American Air Museum explains the significance of

American air power, and aircraft such as the B-52

Stratofortress and U2 spyplane are complemented by

fascinating artefacts including uniforms, a section of the

Berlin Wall, a cruise missile and part of the Iraqi

'supergun'. The Battle of Britain Exhibition in Hangar 4

charts the events of 1940, giving an insight into life in

Britain at the time.

Learning Programme

Illustrated talks and hands-on workshops can be booked in

advance for key stage 1 children through to further

education students, relating to Science,Technology and

History. For primary pupils, topics include Toys and Games

from the Past,The Home Front during the Second World

War, Britain Since 1930, History Detectives, Learning from

Artefacts, How Things Fly, Forces, Mechanisms, Materials

and Control Technology. For secondary and FE students,

talks are related to conflict in the twentieth century,

Forces, Engineering, Graphic Products and Control

Technology. Students can also use the site for Art,

Citizenship and Remembrance. In addition, there are many

special educational events throughout the year.

Further Information

Ask for a free Teachers’ Booklet:

Education Department,

Imperial War Museum Duxford,

Cambridge CB2 4QR.

Tel: 01223 499341

E-mail: dux-edu@iwm.org.uk

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North is an excellent

resource for you to use for both informal and

formal learning, either through a self-managed

visit or a museum-led session or ideally a

combination of the two. The museum provides

an excellent stimulus for a multi-disciplinary

approach to all curriculum areas.

Our exhibitions, including the Big Picture Shows,

are complemented by a wide collection of

physical resources such as artefacts, photographs,

documents, posters and film.

Special Exhibition – The North at War, from

24 March 2005 – 8 January 2006,

a major exhibition exploring the experiences of

people in the north of England during both world

wars, with an engaging mix of objects and

personal stories.

The Learning Team has developed programmes

for a broad range of national curriculum subjects.

Any group booking of ten people or more must

be pre-booked at least four weeks in advance.

Details of our sessions and downloadable

resources are available from our web-site

www.iwm.org.uk/north

Further Information

Learning and Access Team-Group Bookings

Imperial War Museum North,

The Quays,Trafford Wharf Road,

Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1TZ

Tel: 0161 836 4064

Fax: 0161 836 4090

E-mail: cbrown@iwm.org.uk

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www.iwm.org.uk


what’s on

Churchill Museum

The new Churchill Museum at the

Cabinet War Rooms is a dynamic

and interactive display giving a fresh

insight into the life and times of

Winston Churchill. It contrasts with

the adventure of walking through

the wartime atmosphere of the

Cabinet War Rooms and supports

delivery of the history and

citizenship curriculums.

A range of resources has been

developed to support school visits

to the Museum, including the

Winston Churchill Leadership

Programme. It uses an innovative

mix of audio, drama and discussion

based activities. Download the

pack from our web-site or contact

the Learning Department for your

free CD. (See page 13)

Great Escapes

A special exhibition about some of

the extraordinary escape attempts

made by Allied servicemen from

German prisoner of war camps in

the Second World War. Among the

items on show will be material

relating to the Great Escape, forged

documents carried by one

successful ‘Wooden Horse’

escapers, and the tools used to

build the famous Colditz glider.

Hands on features will allow

children to fine out more about the

ingenuity of those who planned

these escapes.

All school groups must be prebooked.

Until 31 October 2005

Exhibitions

D-Day

A special exhibition marking the

sixtieth anniversary of the biggest

and most complex combined

operation in history. The story of

the day itself is told through the

personal stories of those who took

part including commanders who

planned the invasion, soldiers who

landed on the beaches, a German

defender, a British nurse who

looked after casualties and a secret

agent working behind the lines.

All school groups must be prebooked.

Until 2 January 2006

Their Past Your Future

A new touring exhibition that

explores the lasting impact of the

Second World War on people

across the UK. It is designed to

stimulate people to explore issues

such as commemoration, conflict

and citizenship.The exhibition uses

personal stories, photographs and

film to illustrate how the war still

lives on in people’s memories and

family histories, in the UK’s rebuilt

city centres and ‘new towns’, and in

our social and health services.

Supported by the Big Lottery Fund

and led by the Imperial War

Museum,Their Past Your Future

includes a wide range of learning

programmes for schools throughout

2005, the 60th anniversary of the

end of the war.

Visit www.theirpastyourfuture.org.uk

to find our more.

April - August 2005

Crimes against humanity:

an exploration of genocide

and ethnic violence in our

time

A specially commissioned 30

minute film is the central element

of this exhibition which examines

the theme of genocide and ethnic

conflict - looking at some of the

common features shared by the

horrendous bloodshed in Armenia,

Nazi-occupied Europe, Cambodia,

East Timor, Bosnia, Rwanda and

elsewhere. A small interactive

learning centre within the space

offers the opportunity to explore

the histories of particular instances

of mass murder.

The film runs continuously

throughout the day. It contains

harrowing images and is not

recommended for children under

16. The pitch of the narrative and

intellectual content is not aimed at

school children.

Only recommended for AS/A2

students. Any teacher wishing their

KS3 or GCSE students to see the

film must view it before hand. If

they feel that it is appropriate for

their students, because space within

the exhibition is limited, they must

mention it when booking so a time

can be allocated.

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