Glamorgan Summer School 2016

This tutorial will help you know the major developments of historical interest in Taf Ely, 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 below, 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.

  • Gilfach Goch
  • Llantrisant
  • Llantwit Fardre
  • Nantgarw
  • Pontypridd
  • Taffs Well
  • Tonyrefail
  • Ynysybwl

Discuss how you have contributed to the collecting and collating of information to put in a portfolio using the discussion board at this link.

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

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

Discuss using this board the three sites of historical interest that you identify below.

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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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.


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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

Discuss using this board the meaning of the five terms below in the context you find them.

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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on the future.

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

Discuss using this board the six words below.

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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides 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:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on the word economy.

I.IV – Look up the meaning of four factors that change throughout history

Discuss using this board the four factors below.

Consider the following four factors that change throughout history:

  1. The Environment
  2. Money and Possessions
  3. Family and Friends
  4. Activities and Leisure
I.IV.I – The Environment

Consider how the environment has changed throughout history.

Select information on the environment throughout history
Or search for information on the environment throughout history:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on the environment.
I.IV.II – Money and Possessions

Consider how access to money and possessions has changed throughout history.

Select information on money and possessions throughout history:
Or search for information on money and possessions throughout history:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on the history of money and possessions.
I.IV.III – Family and Friends

Consider how who forms part of someone family or circle of friends has changed throughout history.

Select information on family and friends throughout history:
Or search for information on the history of family and friends:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on the history of family and friends.
I.IV.IV – Activities and Leisure

Consider how access to activities and leisures has changed throughout history.

Select information on activities and leisure throughout history:
Or search for information on activities and leisure:


Or ask your tutor for visual aides on activities and leisure throughout history.

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