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Digital Resources available to schools

Details of the digital resource packs available to buy from the Archive Service.

This is a list of the digital resources that are available to buy from West Glamorgan Archives.  You will receive them as a CD ROM. The resources can be printed and used in class or as classroom displays.  All resources have been copyright-cleared for educational use.  Each resource also includes teachers' notes and suggested activities. 

To order a resource, you will need to PDF Document download the order form (PDF, 58KB)Opens new window and send it to us with payment.

Foundation Phase resource
Cost: £10
This resource contains a bank of images divided up into the following topics: houses and homes, transport and Journeys, jobs and places of work, holidays, pastimes and celebrations. Each themed resource also includes teachers' notes, timelines and suggested activities along with a description of the image. Most images were sourced locally, but some come from further afield.

First World War & the Home Front Resource Pack
Cost: £10
This resource focuses on the lives of those who remained at home during the First World War.  The topics covered include: recruitment; conscientious objectors; nurses; war wounded; women at war; and tank banks.  All resources used relate to the local area.

Health and Disease in Briton Ferry
Cost: £10
Using Briton Ferry as a case study, this resource looks at health and diseases during the Victorian era.  Focusing on cholera and its causes and effects; using a variety of documents including, maps, census, population statistics, burial records and photographs.

William Boatwright Resource Pack
Cost: £10
Trace the life of a Victorianstreet urchin in Swansea from his birth in 1879 through to attending truant school and reformatory school and a brief stint in prison, before joining the army and going off to fight in the Boer War in South Africa.

Copper Smoke Trials Resource Pack
Cost: £10
John Vivian built the Hafod Copper Works in 1810. In 1833 a group of local farmers claimed damages from the powerful copper smelting firm because of the alleged impact on their properties of fumes from the works. The case which became known as the Great Copper Smoke Trial attracted considerable attention in the local Cambrian Newspaper.

Locality Study Resource Packs
Cost: £30
Locality Study Resource Packs can be tailor made to suit your school. Each pack will include copies of all or some of the following documents: maps, census, trade directories, parish records, newspapers, oral histories, school records and photographs.  Locality Study Resource Packs should be ordered one term in advance.

Jewish Refugees in South Wales 1933-1945
Cost: £10
This resource pack has been designed to help teachers commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day which falls each year on 27th January. It contains resources to tell the stories of Jewish people who came as refugees to South Wales between 1933 and 1945.

Walking the Swansea Waterfront
Cost: £10
This resource contains a heritage trail to discover the history of Swansea's docks and waterfront, and to find out about current redevelopment of the area. The trail is about a mile and a half long, and starts and finishes at the Swansea Museum in Victoria Road. 

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