New Primary School resources

Williamson, John; Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797); Walker Art Gallery; https://www.artuk.org/artworks/mary-wollstonecraft-17591797-100421
Artwork by Martha Mackay
National Portrait Gallery, London; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

The Newington Green Meeting House, People’s History Museum, the Wollstonecraft Society (with thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund) are pleased to announce that we are releasing the world’s first comic book telling the story of Mary Wollstonecraft’s extraordinary life.

It’s been specifically developed for primary schools to meet the national curriculum, and is accompanied by a six-week scheme of work where learners explore the different aspects of Mary’s philosophy. Spend your term exploring the concepts of mindfulness, feminism and preserving the past through digestible and engaging activities – and learning more about the Mother of British Feminism.

The scheme of work is intended to cover one lesson per week over a term of six weeks and is perfect for Key Stage Two learners. Each week classes can follow a PowerPoint presentation where they learn about aspects of Mary’s life covering:

Learners get their own workbook each lesson to take part in activities explained in the PowerPoints, such as: creating the perfect recipe for a supportive friendship, becoming feminist time detectives by analysing historical photographs and researching and sharing people in their local areas that inspire them.

Got questions?

  • Hear more from the Programme Manager of the Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas project Amy Todd and People’s History Museum’s Education Officer, Liz Thorpe in this introductory video
  • Email amy@new-unity.org

More information:

  • Thanks to additional funding from the Wollstonecraft Society, all schools in the boroughs of Islington and Hackney and state schools in Laugharne, Beverley, Salford, Barking and Spitalfields will be sent these resources in the post, free of charge, in the next month
  • The comic is available online also at: https://issuu.com/ngmh/docs/mw_comic__1_
  • If you would like to request a printed copy of the comic for your school or library, please contact amy@new-unity.org and we’ll see if we can help
  • Printed versions of the comic will be sent to all project partners – free of charge
  • If you would like to request a personal copy and interest is high, we may consider another print run. Please email amy@new-unity.org if you would like to register your interest
  • Want us to deliver the scheme of work to your learners? Not eligible for the free printed comic? No worries! Join our education newsletter and you can be the first to get the link to our live lessons where we deliver the 6 week programme via Youtube Live and your learners can access the free, online comic. You’ll also be the first to hear about our upcoming “Meet Mary” sessions where Rebecca Morden of Scary Little Girls theatre company will be performing as Mary – answering your learners’ questions via Zoom!

All our education programmes are free of charge thanks to support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. To learn more about Mary Wollstonecraft, Mother of British Feminism, visit: https://www.wollstonecraftsociety.org/ and to learn more about the work of People’s History Museum – visit https://phm.org.uk/

 

 

 

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