Develop a Local History Portfolio Online

This tutorial will help you know the major developments of historical interest in the local area, including by finding information on three sites of historical interest, finding the meaning of terms used in context, and by looking up the meaning of six words used in research materials. During the tutorial you will be able to design a portfolio of information relating to sites of interest, and contribute to collecting and collating information to put in a portfolio.

Part I – Be able to design a portfolio of information relating to sites of interest

I.I – Contribute to collecting and collating information to put in a portfolio

Using the range of sources above, create a portfolio of images and other materials that reflect your ideas on the past, present and future of the following localities and the ways in which you think they have played a part in war, peace, and conflict resolution.

  • Cam
  • Dursley
  • Llantrisant
  • Llantwit Fardre
  • Pontypridd
  • Uley

Part II – Know the major developments of historical interest in the local area

II.I – Find information on three sites of historical interest

II.I.I – Industrial and Agricultural

Consider issues such as place names, labour forces as well as food and farming.

Select media on industry and agriculture:
Or search for media on place names, labour forces as well as food and farming:

II.I.II – Landscape and Buildings

Consider issues such as landscape history, domestic buildings, historic churches, courts, health facilities, and schools.

Select media on landscape and buildings:
Or search for media on landscape history, domestic buildings, historic churches, courts, health facilities, and schools:

II.I.II – Community and Governance

Consider issues such as education, popular culture, folklore, customs, civic ritual, central and local government, policing and law and order.

Select media on community and governance:
Or search for media on education, popular culture, folklore, customs, civic ritual, central and local government, policing and law and order:

I.II – Find the meaning of terms used in context

I.II.I – War

Consider why war happens and what the alternatives to war can be. For example, can peace congresses or other forms of diplomacy prevent war, or is it the case that in order to get peace that war needs to happen?

Select media on war:
Or search for media on war:

I.II.II – Peace

Consider whether war is always the opposite of peace, and how peace can occur during wars. For example, does fellowship between a nation’s citizens continue during periods where their countries are at war with one another?

Select media on peace:
Or search for media on peace:

I.II.III – Past

Consider your local area’s past and what is important about this. For example has the community learned from its past mistakes, or is there anything else about the community’s past that still has relevance today?

Select media on the past:

Or search for media on the past:

I.II.IV – Present

Consider what it happening at the moment in your local area. For example, are you able to enjoy the things you want to enjoy with people you like, or are there things about it you do not like and wish would not happen?

Select media on the present day:
Or search for media on the present:

I.II.V – Future

Consider what you would like your local area to be like in the future. For example, are there things about it you want to change, things you want to keep, or things that no one has thought of or done, which you would like to happen?

Select media on the future:
Or search for media on the future:

I.III – Look up the meaning of six words used in research materials

Consider the following six words:

  1. Heritage
  2. Place
  3. Community
  4. Class
  5. Culture
  6. Economy
I.III.I – Heritage

Consider the meaning of the word heritage.

Select information on the word heritage:
Or search for information on the word heritage:

I.III.II – Place

Consider the meaning of the word place.

Select information on the word place:
Or search for information on the word place:

I.III.III – Community

Consider the meaning of the word community.

Select information on the word community:
Or search for information on the word community:

I.III.IV – Class

Consider the meaning of the word class.

Select information on the word class.
Or search for information on the word class:

I.III.IV – Culture

Consider the meaning of the word culture.

Select information on the word culture:
Or search for information on the word culture:

I.III.V – Economy

Consider the meaning of the word economy.

Select information on the word economy:
Or search for information on the word economy:

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