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How do we know we are asking the right questions to find the information that we need? Dive into the cycle of knowledge and research with these free learning resources.

The activities, presented in short-form video format, use items from the Library’s collection to spark curiosity. Students will explore the stages of research by analysing these items, constructing relevant questions and look at a variety of sources. They will categorise and organise their findings in a ‘Wall of Wonder’ that will help them build and share their research in a format of their choice. The materials are presented in three distinct parts:
• Research in Action
• Research Process
• Living Knowledge

These can be explored in one workshop or spread across different workshops at your convenience. These resources are ready to use and supported by full teachers’ notes.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2

Ages: 7-11

Subjects: English, Geography, History

Topics: Devising, Literature, Research skills, Team Building, Critical Thinking

Type: At Venue

Duration: Between 45 - 75 minutes per activity; 3 activities in total

Cost: Free

Dates: Mon-Fri

Min. Students: 10

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The British Library offers an expansive programme for primary and secondary learners which encourages curiosity, creativity and exploration, enriching the curriculum and developing lifelong learning skills.

Visits are free of charge, available all year round and can be self-guided or led by one of their Learning facilitators.

New workshops for this year include explorations of their map and artists’ books collections. Plus, find out more about library tours, workshops and private views related to their upcoming exhibitions Animals: Art, Science and Sound, and Fantasy: Realms of Imagination, as well as ground-breaking exhibitions on digital storytelling and author Malorie Blackman.

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