Education & Outreach
Working with Hertfordshire’s schools has always been a key aspect of the project’s plan, as the founding members work in, or closely with, local schools.
Our aim is to provide:
Talks – We hold a series of free regular talks by guest speakers with expertise in military research and genealogy. See Events.
Original Teaching Materials - These will include short schemes of work focused on different aspects of Hertfordshire’s story during the war, both on the home front and the fighting front for use at Key Stage 3. These will be available free of charge from the website.
Local History Days - These will involve team members coming in to school to provide a day of workshops focused around different aspects of the war and teaching the skills of a professional historian. Workshop options will include artefact handling and research of individual soldiers based on original documents.
Object Handling Sessions - Tailored talks for groups and organisations, targeted to a broad age and interest range where the public have the opportunity to handle original artefacts, learn about the day-to-day life of a British 'Tommy' and try original WW1 home recipes.
Interpretation Sessions - A series of open sessions where members of the public can bring in photographs, medals, memorabilia, family letters and artefacts to be identified by experts. We can also run workshops to teach the techniques associated with this kind of interpretation.
Research Workshops – These focus on researching the men of the Great War, finding and interpreting military records and using contemporary sources to build up a picture of a serviceman or woman's military career. Useful for both researching your relatives and undertaking research for the Herts at War Project.