Learning Resource Pack

This pack contains 5 different sections exploring an aspect of carnival, and each with a craft activity to do. 

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Creating Characters

Be inspired to create your own carnival character, whether on paper or brought to life.

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Local History Research Project

Research the history of the streets and buildings along the carnival route of your town or city.

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Looking at Archives

Find out what archives are and how you can use the carnival archive to discover more about different times and places.

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Virtual Reminiscence Kit

Use this kit and images in the archive to elicit memories of carnivals that you have seen or been a part of.

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Reading Guide

Use this reading guide to help you explore  'After the Dance: a walk through carnival in Jacmel, Haiti'.

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Home Education Resource

See how one Home Education group explored carnivals and the archive, and how you can too.

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This resource shows the movement of people into and out of Southend Council.

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Changing roles of Women in Carnival

The Changing Roles of Women in Carnival look at women's involvement in carnival over the years.

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Historic Places along Southend Carnival route

The local history film shows places of interest along Southend Carnival route.

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Jazz Dance

A history of Jazz Dance in carnival

Download the Carnival and Jazz power point presentation

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