With the support of the Heritage Fund Amersham Museum has recently launched new teaching resources for KS3 to support the teaching of women and suffrage in history. Over the last 18 months we’ve been researching the contribution of local women to WWI and the campaign for suffrage. We’ve uncovered some incredible stories which we’ve published in a book, Women at War.
Alongside the book we have just launched a new teaching resource, with four suggested lessons that directly draw upon local, primary sources and explore how women were involved in the suffrage campaign. The resource is available here by clicking on this link. The primary source materials can be emailed on request: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The third session suggests you use our WWI handling box, which is full of WWI original items (and detailed descriptions of what they are). This also includes the oral history interview with a VAD which is also mentioned in the resources. We can loan the box to you for two weeks for £15. Contact email@example.com for further information.
Copies of the book and the teaching resource have been sent to local secondary schools.
We are also happy to give talks about our local women, which you might like as part of your teaching of suffrage or linked to Women’s History Month or International Women’s Day in March.