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A Novel Look at Peterborough

16+ school session at Peterborough Museum

From £90 per group of up to 15 students

Various times available
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Overview

Meet a colourful cast of characters from 19th century Priestgate, Peterborough to explore the life and times of its most infamous residents.

Through their stories and the surviving spaces they inhabited students can explore this time of profound change. Using local stories and artefacts the session examines the themes of gender roles, crime and punishment, social class and the anxieties of scientific progress.

The session aims to reinforce the historical context in which 19th century texts are cited and to demonstrate how the realities of life at the time, both locally and nationally, informed and influenced 19th century literature.

Ideal for 16+ years.

National Curriculum links:  History, English, Art.

Learning objectives:

By participating in this session students will be able to:

  • Appreciate our rich heritage and literary heritage
  • Formulate ideas and opinions and effectively express these opinions
  • Know the context of the texts they study and be able to draw upon this knowledge to support comprehension

 

A Novel Look at Peterborough

16+ school session at Peterborough Museum

From £90 per group of up to 15 students

Various times available
Find out more

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