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Learning resources (4)

 
Primary Case
 

Primary outreach case

Bring the Mass Observation Archive to life in your classroom with our resource case

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secondary case
 

Secondary outreach case

Bring the Mass Observation Archive to life in your classroom with our resource case

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being a mass observer
 

Being a Mass Observer

Learning session for Primary schools exploring Mass Observation

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being a researcher
 

Being a researcher

Learning session for Secondary schools discovering Mass Observation's research

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Diaries

Learning sessions for Primary and Secondary schools on the theme of Diaries

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The Second World War

Learning sessions for Primary and Secondary schools on the theme of the Second Word War.

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GCSE English Language

Find out how MOA can support GCSE English Language

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GCSE History

Find out how MOA can support GCSE History

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Learning resources

 
Primary Case
 

Primary outreach case

Bring the Mass Observation Archive to life in your classroom with our resource case

Read More
secondary case
 

Secondary outreach case

Bring the Mass Observation Archive to life in your classroom with our resource case

Read More
being a mass observer
 

Being a Mass Observer

Learning session for Primary schools exploring Mass Observation

Read More
being a researcher
 

Being a researcher

Learning session for Secondary schools discovering Mass Observation's research

Read More
diary menu
 

Diaries

Learning sessions for Primary and Secondary schools on the theme of Diaries

Read More
ww2 menu
 

The Second World War

Learning sessions for Primary and Secondary schools on the theme of the Second Word War.

Read More
nella last diaries 1945 1951 1961 010 300DPI
 

GCSE English Language

Find out how MOA can support GCSE English Language

Read More
Labour Pamphlet for website
 

GCSE History

Find out how MOA can support GSCE History

Read More

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Primary

We offer sessions for Primary schools from Key Stage two and upwards.

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Secondary

Mass Observation is perfect for enriching the learning that goes on in school.

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Higher education

The Mass Observation Archive supports a wide range of academic disciplines for teaching and research within the University of Sussex and other institutions.

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Community

Mass Observation really welcomes visits from groups in the wider community.

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Special projects

The Mass Observation Archive develops special projects with schools and wider community groups

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Learning resources

Mass Observation has new teaching and learning resources created as part of the Mass Education project

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Primary

Childs handwritten diary with colourful picture of flowers, butterflies and sunWe offer sessions for Primary schools from Key Stage two upwards. The diverse nature of our archive materials means that we can support learning in most subject areas including History, English, Science, Mathematics, Art and Design.

Sessions usually last two hours and can include: 

  • An introduction to Mass Observation and what an archive is and meet MO the Bear
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of The Keep, with a chance to see where the documents are stored
  • Opportunity to handle original material                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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We offer 'off-the-peg' sessions on the following themes:                                                                                                

We can also offer bespoke sessions on other topics tailored to suit specific areas of study. 

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If you can't come to The Keep for a school visit we have an Outreach resource case to hire for use in the classroom, which is full of props and learning resources.

Discover more resources to use for teaching here

CPD sessions for teachers focusing on how to use the Mass Observation Archive to enhance teaching and learning, can also be arranged.

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Secondary

Mass Observation is perfect for enriching the learning that goes on in school. We can support a range of subject areas including History, Sociology, English, Science, Mathematics, Policitics & Design.

Sessions usually last two hours and can include:Secondary page image crop

  • An Introduction to Mass Observation and what an archive is
  • A behind -the-scences tour of The Keep, with a chance to see where the documents are stored
  • Opportunity to handle original materials 

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We offer 'off-the-peg' sessions on the following themes:

We also offer bespoke sessions on other topics tailored to suit specific areas of study. 

If you can't come to The Keep for a school visit we have an Outreach resource case to hire for use in the classroom, which is full of props and learning resources. Discover more resources to use for teaching here.

CPD sessions for teachers focusing on how to use the Mass Observation Archive to enhance teaching and learning, can also be arranged.

To find out more about booking a session and our fees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.r

Higher Education

Feedback quotes from students The Mass Observation Archive supports a wide range of academic disciplines for teaching and research within the University of Sussex and other institutions. From Sociology and History to Media, English and Art & Design, our unique record of everyday life in Britain continues to be a valuable resource to support  learning within Higher Education.

In consultation with teaching staff we can support taught courses with hands-on sessions using original archive material at The Keep.

Our staff team can also lead training sessions on archive research skills; using the collection to help students and staff understand and find relevant resources to support their learning, teaching and research.

Group Visits to The Keep

We deliver sessions in our meeting rooms here at The Keep, which can accommodate both small and large groups and include AV equipment.

We encourage teaching staff to get in touch to discuss and arrange sessions. Our staff team have specialist knowledge in the collection and can assist in the provision of a tailored visit.

A group visit will provide opportunities to increase knowledge and understanding in the role of using original material for research.

We are also happy to meet with teaching staff to discuss the development of modules and assignments using the Archive.

 

Community

Community group with book resizedMass Observation really welcomes visits from groups in the wider community. We have accessible resource spaces and our staff are friendly and welcoming.

We can provide:

  • An introduction to archives
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of The Keep
  • Chance to look at a variety of original documents on various topics of interest

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We have worked with access groups, local history societies, older peoples' groups, volunteers, U3A and we have delivered outreach projects in various settings including Lewes Prison.

We can also deliver talks and workshops at your centre.

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Open Days and Family events take place at The Keep providing hands on activities inspired by the Mass Observation Archive.

See our gallery for images of recent community events.

If you would like further ideas or resources for engaging with the Mass Observation Archive, this website might be of interest to you Mass Observation Communities Online

 

To find out more about our sessions and fees, or to book a visit or a talk please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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