Contrast, Contradiction and Change Britain 1906-1918 link to Learning Curve home page
Review & Revision
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The big question *can you convince the keeper of the public records that the sources in this gallery should not be thrown out?
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Imagine you are in this situation:
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You work for the National Education and Training Research Council in the Central Management department. One day, you and the other people in your office are clearing out some old desks and filing cabinets.
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You find a box full of documents. Your boss says they should be thrown out, as there is simply no room in the offices for 'a load of old junk'. You tell your boss she is an idiot and she sacks you.
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The only way you can get your job back is to convince the head of the National Education and Training Research Council that you were right and your boss was wrong. Your only hope of doing this is to convince the Public Record Office to take the documents and make an exhibition out of them.
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Consider that the sources in this Gallery are some of the documents you have found in your office.
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Your task in this Big Question is to decide which groups contributed most effectively to achieving the vote for women in 1918. You will need to organise your work into two stages:

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stage 1
* Research
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* Study the sources in this Gallery and consider why and how they are useful to historians and school students who might be looking at aspects of life in Britain in the period 1906-18. You can use the research table we've provided here to take notes while you are looking at the sources. This will help you when you are creating your exhibition.

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* Write a letter
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* Write a letter to the Keeper (the boss) of the Public Record Office explaining why these documents are so important. You could set it out something like this: *
         
     
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Go to word research table:*research table*   Go to word letter template:*write letter*
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stage 3
* Create an exhibition
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* You can plan your own exhibition or you can create an online exhibition here.

The online exhibition will have three sections:
1. Social and welfare issues, 1906-18
2. Women and the vote, 1906-18
3. Britain at war, 1914-18

You can choose 2 sources to show in each section. You decide where the sources go.
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If you want to save your work and view the exhibition you have created, please log in. You can create an exhibition without logging in, but your work won't be saved.
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