The Education Service: Using the digital collection

Collections - Posted 08-06-2020

One of the Education Service’s main responsibilities is to provide access for teachers and learners to the National Library’s collections, as digital copies online or workshops in the building. Therefore, during a period when we can’t welcome pupils to the Library in person, the Education Service has been creating digital resources – and highlighting provisions that already exist – so that teachers and pupils can continue to use the national collections from afar.

Education page on the National Library of Wales’ website

Many resources have already been published on Hwb, the digital platform introduced by the Welsh Government for learning and teaching in Wales. Amongst the materials published by the National Library – as well as resources produced in partnership with other institutions – are E-books, lesson plans, presentations and tasks. The Education Service staff research and interpret the Library’s collections, producing resources that can help pupils learn and understand a variety of subjects and skills. Here are links to a small selection:

The Industrial Revolution
The Age of the Princes
The Drowning of Tryweryn

Hwb website

As well as presenting resources on Hwb, by providing links on the Library’s website the Education Service also facilitates easier access to parts of the collections that can support teaching in the classroom or online. Examples of these are shown below:

Crime and Punishment
The Second World War in Wales
The Monasteries

This video was produced to inform teachers about the materials available to them, and to help them locate the resources that have been provided.

NLW Education Service Resources

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For further details about the work of the Education Service, please contact the Education Officers directly on the emails/numbers noted below:
01970 632988 / 01970 632913

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