North West Film Archive
For Schools

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NWFA
A CITY SPEAKS
Manchester's Civic Film 1947
Teachers' Guidance for Citizenship & History at Key Stage 2 & 3
(DVD and Teachers Guidance Notes, Running time 64 minutes)
“A City Speaks is an important documentary film record in the history of Manchester at a significant time in recent history. It was first seen in 1947, two years after the end of the Second World War and looks forward for the people of Manchester to their future. Therefore, from an educational point of view, it gives us a unique and invaluable insight into the history of our city at a specific point in time and how the ‘city fathers’ perceived the immediate and longer-term future for the people of Manchester.”
Brian Holmes, Associate Adviser Humanities, Manchester Education Partnership
NWFA
THE SECOND WORLD WAR - THE HOME FRONT IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND
Key Stage 2 History
(VHS Video, Pupil Activities and Teachers' Notes, Running time 55 minutes, Price £20.00)
Key issues covered:
The Blitz
Air-Raids
Food in Wartime
Children in Britain during the War
Focus on Women & the Home Front
The Home Front & the wider conflict
The end of the War

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NWFA
THE SECOND WORLD WAR - THE HOME FRONT IN THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND
Key Stage 3 History
(VHS Video, Pupil Activities and Teachers' Notes, Running time 95 minutes, Price £44.95)
Key issues covered:
The Blitz
Air-Raids
Government Propaganda
Children during the War
The Changing Role of Women
The Voluntary Land Clubs
The Home Front & the wider conflict
Leisure time during the War
The end of the War

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NWFA
A TRIP ALONG THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL
Key Stages 2 & 3 History/Geography
(VHS Video, Wall Chart Map, Pupil Activities and Teachers' Notes, Price £20.00)
Key issues covered:
Discovering the Manchester Ship Canal
Construction
Features of the Canal
Then & Now
Industry, Trade Routes & Canals
The Visit

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