Two virtual, pre-recorded sessions engaging pupils from Manchester schools to explore the identity, language and ethnicity that makes Manchester so richly diverse. These are free to use, and there are further resources at the bottom of the page. Please contact @doublehelixhist with any enquiries. Each session should take around 30-45 minutes to complete, depending on the activities you decide to undertake.
Workshop 1: Manchester’s DNA
Jerome de Groot
This workshop introduces ideas about identity, migration, community, and allows students to think about their own history. The talk concludes with several activities to do at home. Click below to begin:
Listen to the talk, answer the questions, and undertake the activities
Workshop 2: Mapping Manchester
This workshop allows students to use online mapping tools to think about the way that the city is organised. There is a worksheet and two mini-lectures. Click below to begin:
Mapping Manchester instructions
Set of resources to support these workshops:
There are lectures about this project and other resources here.
Activities after the lectures: https://documents.manchester.ac.uk/display.aspx?DocID=52112
Podcasts on DNA and identity: https://anchor.fm/jerome-de-groot
Oral histories collected by the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Centre: https://soundcloud.com/aiucentre/albums
Double-Helix History on Twitter: @doublehelixhist