Free CPD: Memorialisation and Remembrance

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Fully booked, please click here to book for the course beginning on 15th October 2018.

Free CPD: Memorialisation and Remembrance

  • Why remember?
  • Styles of memorial.
  • Memorialisation and remembrance in different contexts
  • Memorialisation in the digital age
  • Researching a memorial
  • Teaching and Learning activities

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This course is now fully booked. To book for the net run of the course, starting on 15th October, click here.

Memorialisation has been a feature of societies throughout recorded history. As great people, or events, have passed, ways and means of recording their lives or impact have been sought. The types of memorial and the variety of forms of remembrance varies quite greatly. The course begins on 8th October 2018. This short online cpd course addresses:

  • Why remember?
  • Styles of memorial.
  • Memorialisation and remembrance in different contexts
  • Memorialisation in the digital age
  • Researching a memorial
  • Teaching and Learning activities

CPD Memorialisation and Remembrance

A school year typically includes a number of acts of remembrance and reference to a number of memorials. The Armistice is marked, traditionally, with a minutes silence and a range of assemblies and supporting activities. Holocaust Memorial Day has a theme upon which lessons in History, RE and PSHCE can be formed. Other events, often local, are marked.

There is a great deal of academic study into the history of memorialisation. This explores the purpose of memorials in different settings, its impact and it its intention. This course addresses these issues, with reference to academic works and practical ideas for building the findings into lessons.

As an example, the memorials relating to the First World War are quite different from one nation to the next. On the Western Front there is a striking difference between the individual memorial stones for soldiers of Allied forces and those of the German army. Larger memorials also take on different meanings in different countries. While all remember the passing of the men who fought, some also mark the significance of specific events.

Memorialisation of large events also takes place whilst these are fresh in the memory. Away from the battlefields of Western Europe there are examples of the genocide in Rwanda, the War in former Yugoslavia and 9/11 to consider. Disasters are marked with memorials, with a wide range of memorial styles and types of remembrance service being adopted.

Over the past 20 years memorialisation has changed due to the emergence of the digital age. Even the most common form of memorialisation, the grave, has been affected by this change. With society spending so much time online, digital memorials have become more popular. The cpd course looks at this phenomenon and traces the history of memorials for individuals in the UK.

This course is limited to 50 participants. It begins on 8th October 2018. You will find resources that can be adapted for your classroom use within the course. The course and its materials are free of charge.  

Thanks to Tony Fox of the Durham Branch of the Historical Association for his input into the creation of this course.

The First World WarThe Second World War – Black History Month Resources

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