Are you interested in using Bridging Histories in the classroom? Have fun with the resources below!
Here are postcards for each of our 6 activities.
There is a colourful cover, and a simple prompt on the back.
If you'd like a pack of postcards to play with, or to use in your classroom, let us know and we'll send some to you ... while supplies last!
We'll just ask that you share what you make by snapping a selfie and a close-up of the postcard, and sharing these to firstname.lastname@example.org
Croydon Murals - Museum of Diversity
For their Bridging Histories project, the Museum of Diversity didn't just create a lesson plan ... they created a virtual museum! They wanted to document the amazing murals of Croydon and tell the stories of these unique works of art.
You can visit their virtual museum with students, and see murals with summaries of them, read about people who have lived in Croydon and learn all about the area.
Their project is helping to document these works of art.
Maybe your students do something inspired by this in their own neighbourhoods?
South Asian Sailors history in Canning Town, London
Here is a Bridging Histories teaching resource on South Asian Sailor's History in Canning Town, London - developed by Trisha McCauley of the Humble Gallery. In Trisha's words:
"While researching a photography project, I came across some archival material about a diverse community of sailors and soldiers who lived in Canning Town, East London, during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. This neighbourhood was locally known as ‘Draughtboard Alley’ because of the black and white people who lived there. I was surprised to learn about this community because I had previously worked and lived in the area for years and had no idea they existed. There was a growing presence of South Asian Sailors within this community referred to as ‘Laskars.’ I began to wonder about them. Where did they come from? What were their lives like aboard the ships? What jobs did they do? Did they regret migrating to the UK? I was keen to learn more about them and share their story”.
"To share this history, I've created a learning resource, linked above as a PDF. This visual resource is suitable for anyone over 12 years old, interested in photography, archival images, and local history. This is intended as an educational resource, and was funded by the Greater London Authority. This booklet forms part of the Bridging History Project, whose aims are to connect people, learn about the past, and create positive change for the future.
"All images have been attributed where possible, but we can make amendments or corrections if we have unintentionally made errors. Please contact email@example.com if you have any information to help us identify the owners of these images.
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We'd love to see how you are using Bridging Histories in the classroom or in workshops.
If you're leading a Bridging Histories workshop, why not draw up the lesson plan and share it with us?
You can keep it super simple. Or you can go to town ...
Sharing here will give others a chance to use your lesson plan in the classroom, so don't be shy!