Miners' Strike Learning Resources

Posted on by Anita O'Donovan

Exciting new resource exploring the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike

Are you teaching about the Miners ‘Strike of 1984/5 or do you just want to know a little bit more about it?

If so the National Coal Mining Museum for England has the very thing you may need. Over the last few months our Education Officer has been working with designer Dan Williams to create a series of downloadable resources to support teaching and learning about the 1984/85 Miners’ Strike.

There is a detailed written resource, which gives lots of information about the events; you can use this to develop your knowledge and to provide a resource for your students.

The resource also includes some iconic images which could spark some great conversations and debates.

If you need some inspiration or guidance about how best to use the resource, look at the Teacher’s Guide, which gives some ideas for different areas of the curriculum from designing a T-shirt to giving a speech.

The Museum is, in itself, an inspiring place to visit and the collection has also sorts of objects related to the strike from T-shirts to badges, from photographs to poems. These can be used to pique the interest of the students in this important historical event of the 20th Century.

If you can’t get to the Museum then you can find examples of these on a PowerPoint or you could arrange to borrow our loans box, Striking Images.

Check out our Learning pages and look in the side column to download the resources.


If you want more information please get in touch with our Education Officer Sharon Healy Sharon.healy@ncm.org.uk

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