Local History & Global Learning

The course will explore ways to develop global learning through local history, focusing on the Pendle Witch Trials, Lancaster Castle and World War 1. Suitable for both primary and secondary schools.

Two Hour Twilight Course
£250 (10% discount for members)

Eligible for Global Learning Programme E-credits

Led by Anthony Finnerty, the course is designed for both primary and secondary teachers

Please contact g.renolds@globallink.org.uk  or call 01524 36201 to discuss your requirements.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to encourage children and young people to understand the interconnections between our local history, world events and global development;
  • Strategies to familiarise pupils with the concepts of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability through local history
  • Techniques to stimulate critical thinking about global issues both at whole school and at student level; including ability to recognise when evidence is biased
  • Greater ability to facilitate student use of written and visual sources to gain a deeper understanding of history and global society


‘…. again thought how interesting it was and what a lot I had learned. I know others in the session also believed they gained a lot…. hopefully we can all put to good use some of the information and ideas…’ – teacher from this course.


The Global Learning Programme is a ground-breaking new government initiative to create a national network of schools, committed to helping students make positive contributions to a globalised world by helping teachers deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

To access Global Learning Programme E-credits, register your school on the Global Learning Programme website: