My Learning

My Learning
Leeds Museum Discovery Centre
Carlisle Road
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1LB
England

Website

Free learning resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations

www.mylearning.org

Follow us on Twitter

https://twitter.com/mylearning_org

E-mail

info@mylearning.org

Telephone

Jen Newby, Digital Learning Officer

077527085581

Alison Glew, My Learning Support Officer

0773 2585959

Dominique Attwood, Digital Media Manager

0113 3782111

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
My Learning website homepage

The My Learning website features interactives, video and audio material, images, worksheets, and quizzes, most of which are curriculum linked and checked by our dedicated panel of teachers.

My Learning was launched in 2006 as a pre- and post-visit resource for teachers offering an integrated approach to learning with museums, libraries and archives in Yorkshire. The site has now expanded to include resources from arts, cultural and heritage organisations across the whole of England

The website is currently funded through Arts Council England's Renaissance Major partner initiative, managed by Leeds Museums and Galleries.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative, Museum, Gallery, Library, Archive, Heritage site

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A roof over your head!

http://www.mylearning.org/learning/investigate-archaeology/A%20roof%20over%20your%20head.pdf

People in the past have used many different materials to roof buildings. The choice would have depended on what types
of material they had available, how much different materials
cost and what type of building they were constructing. In
this activity you will look at the different types of roofing materials that are used in your area and try reconstructing roof tiles from different periods in history to see which ones are most effective.

Creator

  • creative Minds

Publisher

  • My Learning

Altered Books In Focus

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=236

Each separate page of this resource focuses on an 'Altered Book' created by different students, with audio files of them and their teachers talking about the work produced.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Be a Victorian Millionaire

http://www.mylearning.org/interactive.asp?journeyid=160&resourceid=344

Benjamin Gott was a model of entrepreneurial skill. By taking risks and experimenting with new ways of doing things, he managed to hit the cash jackpot and become a powerful businessman.
How do you think you would have done in his shoes? Can you solve business problems and make money by taking risks? See how you fare as the first and biggest woollen factory owner in Leeds!

Campaign! Slavery

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=299

Campaign! Make an Impact is an innovative British Library developed programme that uses history to inspire young people into active citizenship. This resource features the work of students studying the 1807 campaign to abolish the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. It shows how they used skills to plan and run campaigns about issues which affect them today.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Crazy Catapults

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=103

In this learning journey children will investigate designing a catapult and the history of the Romans in Yorkshire. They investigate different types of materials and designs to find the best ones for creating a catapult.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Digital Storytelling - Combining Images/Audio in PhotoStory3

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=476

Digital Stories are created by combining audio with images and making them into a 2-3 minute video. This resource has easy to follow instructions about how to do that using free software, PhotoStory3.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Digital Storytelling - Recording, Equipment and Editing in Audacity

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=475

When recording a digital story, (you want) the recording should capture the personal nature of the story and the story should be told well in the voice of the author. This resource has easy to follow instructions on how to record and edit your story using free software, Audacity.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Every Object Tells a Story

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=493

This PDF resource pack contains a range of activities and worksheets for family learning activities around objects in the home and objects in museums.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Explore St Mary's Abbey, York

http://www.mylearning.org/interactive.asp?journeyid=149&resourceid=310

An interactive map to explore the Medieval realms of St Mary's Abbey. Examine the carvings, the stained glass windows and floor decoration.

Exploring Islamic Architecture

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=51

Explore through one Victorian painting by Armand Point traditional Islamic courtyard houses found across the world, from Spain to South East Asia.

Creator

  • Karen Southworh

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

How to obtain

Telephone 01274 431216

Healthy Schools

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=463

Showing how resources from museums, libraries and archives can support your school on issues including healthy eating, physical activity, links with family and community, emotional health and wellbeing, physical environment, safety impacting on Every Child Matters.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Hidden Stories, Slavery and Barnsley

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=269

Use documents and paintings from the Crossley family of Barnsley, a local family owning a sugar plantation in Jamaica during the slave trade, to explore stereotyping, racism and the way images can be created for political gain.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

History of Leeds - poverty and riches

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=76

Information on how the rich and poor lived in Leeds from the 17th Century to the 1900s. It also tells how those in authority in the city cared for the poor, from the benevolence of John Harrison and the creation of the workhouse to the social reformers and increasing provision by the council of the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Creator

  • Leeds Library and Information Service

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Investigate Archaeology

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=171

Activities to explore archaeological concepts and relate them to science, technolgy, engineering and maths. The activities have been designed specfically to work with science and archaeology clubs based in museums or schools.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Investigate Science

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=99

Brilliant worksheets designed for Science Clubs and children aged 9 - 13. Themes include: Kitchen, Circus, Garden, Body, Space, Secret Agent, POP!Art, Sport and Science

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

John Ruskin - Art, Society and Ideology

http://www.mylearning.org/jpage.asp?jpageid=645&journeyid=170

Exploring the life and times of John Ruskin, one of the most prominent figures from The Victorian and Edwardian era. Ruskin's ideas contributed and shaped much of 19th century England, notably the formation of the Labour Party late in the century.

Creator

  • Museums Sheffield

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Kirklees Library Service Skills for Life pack

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=257

A pdf resource pack designed to provide suggestions for activities that Skills for Life learners could do when they visit the library. It was written following consultation with Skills for Life learners, who said that they wanted the library demystified, to understand how it worked and how to use it.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Make a Geo Dome

http://www.mylearning.org/learning/investigate/Geo%20Dome.pdf

All you need to know about building a geo dome

Creator

  • Creative Minds

Publisher

  • My Learning

Medieval realms

http://www.mylearning.org/jpage.asp?jpageid=439&journeyid=149

Find out about St Mary's Abbey in York, one of the most powerful and wealthy in the North of England owning land across the country. Its monks occupied the site from the 1080s to its destruction by Henry VIII in 1539 - interactive with evocative soundtrack.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Metalwork Objects in Focus, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=394

Looking at domestic objects from the Metalwork Gallery, Sheffield. Audio clip of a 'tea maid' talking about her work.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Minibeasts

http://www.mylearning.org/minibeasts/

Find out about the lives of invertebrates and with the help of a museum curator create your own Minbeast - My Learning's most popular interactive.

Creator

  • Yorkshire Museum & Gardens

My Culture Quest

http://www.mylearning.org/interactive.asp?journeyid=238&resourceid=587

My Culture Quest opens up the world of museums and galleries, giving you the opportunity to explore objects from many different countries. Answer questions correctly in order to create your own exhibition.

Creator

  • Moving Media

Publisher

  • My Learning

Science Clubs

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=63

All you need to know about running a school science club linked to a museum.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Through a Victorian Child's Eye

http://www.mylearning.org/jpage.asp?jpageid=258&journeyid=73

Housing conditions for some children in Victorian times were very harsh. If you were unlucky, and your family fell on hard times you might end up at the Workhouse. This learning journey is designed to provide resources and information on various aspects of Victorian life, with particular reference to Huddersfield.

Creator

  • Huddersfield Local Studies Library

Publisher

  • My Learning

Wacky Races

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=222

Investigating different types of materials and designs to find the best ones for creating a 'wacky' vehicle to compete in a wacky races challenge.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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