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Front Page learning programme

Available 29 May - 6 October
All age groups, 120 minutes

Free workshops for learning groups are available to accompany the exhibition. Participants explore reporting and representation in the media, examine images, stories and headlines and make links between news media and understanding history.

You can also find out more in the Front Page area of our Learning website

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Key Stage 3 & 4, A-level and FE groups

Workshops for Secondary and FE students examine 'the front page' as a cultural text and investigate the connections between newspapers and our understanding of history.

Participants explore the links between having a free press, democracy and citizenship and discuss the tension between reporting news and making news out of reports.

Key Stage 2 groups

These workshops focus on the different forms of visual communication within newspapers using creative activities to explore the impacts of words and images. Participants contemplate the future of newspapers and how they impact on our lives.

To book a workshop or for more information about our learning programme contact Ria Bartlett on 020 7412 7797 or ria.bartlett@bl.uk.

Case Histories to download

Each day newspapers inform, enlighten, persuade and entertain. And they also manipulate, deceive, infuriate, and contradict each other. Download this series of Case Histories to explore fifteen front pages from key moments in history. Find out about the design, language, tone and impact of the pages, and see how current events have been presented to readers over the last 100 years.

Case Histories (PDF format) 1.64MB

Classroom Activities to download

Having viewed the Case Histories, why not download this selection of classroom activities? The activities explore a range of newspaper-related subjects, including bias and censorship, typography and design, tabloid versus broadsheet, and the newspapers of the future.

Key Stage 3 (approx. 11-14 year olds) (PDF format) 41KB

Key Stage 4 - A' Level (approx. 14-18 year olds) (PDF format) 43KB

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