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KS2 History - Local History: Testaments of Experience

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins


In this programme a Year 6 teacher at a Bristol primary school uses an imaginative, if challenging, approach to a local history project when she invites five women to talk to her class.

The five used to work in the local tobacco industry that employed a large number of people in the Bristol area. The children use video cameras and digital stills cameras in their interviews.

Photographs from the history of the industry and the factories become the starting point for this adventure into the recent past.

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