The Indian 'Mutiny'?

School children examining artefacts relating to the Indian Mutiny

Analyse evidence from documents and artefacts, then curate an exhibition to make a case for whether the conflict was a mutiny or war of independence.

What's your verdict: mutiny, rebellion or war of independence?

Examine the social and political environment in India during East India Company rule, and how a particular set of circumstances sparked what came to be known as the Indian Mutiny in 1857.

Learners investigate a range of archival artefacts and handling objects before curating their own exhibition on what they believe the conflict should be called.

This session is 60 minutes long.

The session includes:

  • Handling objects (including weaponry)
  • Archival materials¬†
  • Historic images
  • Group presentation
  • Group working and curation task
  • Peer-to-peer learning¬†
  • Gallery visit (optional)

Curriculum areas:

  • History

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