English Language change since 1700.
A workshop for Sixth Form / Years 12 & 13 delivered at the County Record Office in Warwick.
For students following the syllabus for English Language B: Language Change since 1700. Look at examples of changes in the English language using original documents.
This hands-on workshop uses a range of original texts and documents. Discover why some words fall out of favour or become taboo.
A brief introduction to the Record Office.
The chance to study up to 10 original documents;
an eighteenth century deed
one of the first illustrated newspapers
an extract from a burial register
personal records such as war letters and postcards
18th century recipe books
telegrams and airmail letters from the 1970s
Transcriptions and copies of documents are provided during the session and schools take away a CD for further study
If the County Record Office is not available Priory House, on the same site, will be used as an alternative.