The Quakers: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
This learning journey has been created to support the Campaign! Make an Impact programme. It can be used to study the Quakers and some of the fantastic campaigns they have been involved in. It provides background information on the Quaker movement, introduces you to six historical Quakers and suggests ways in which the information can be used by groups of students.
The six Quakers featured are by no means representative of the movement as a whole but were chosen due to their involvement in the beginning of the organisation, their huge achievements, and in some cases, their links to our local area.
This learning journey can be used to link across many areas of the curriculum including History, Citizenship, Religious Education, Art and Design, ICT and others. Some specific examples are:
Key Stage 1 & 2
- Citizenship - Unit 1: Taking part - developing skills of communication and participation
- History - Unit 18: What was it like to live here in the past?
- RE - Unit 3E: What is faith and what difference does it make?
Key Stage 3
- Citizenship - Unit 1: Citizenship - what is it all about? and Unit 14: Developing skills of democratic participation
- History - Unit 22: The role of the individual for good or ill
- RE - Unit 8C: Beliefs and practice (generic)
- To gain an understanding of the Quaker movement both in history and the present day
- To understand how a museum, library or archives collection can be used to investigate historical campaigns
- To investigate an aspect of local history but also discover how it can lead into world events/issues
- To learn more about the Campaign! Make An Impact Model and how this can be used with students
Additional outcomes if using the information within the learning journey to support the Campaign! Make An Impact Model:
- To explore modern campaigning skills and how these might differ from historical examples
- To design and create a modern campaign on a modern issue
- To improve a number of useful skills including research, communication and presentation