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How to use this resource

This resource uses the stories and images researched by volunteers as part of the Snapping the Stiletto Project to support teachers looking at strong Essex women over the last 100 years.

It has been developed in discussion with 11 Essex Museums, Essex Schools and the Essex Girl Guide Association who have helped shape the content to ensure that it is relevant to the curriculum needs of schools in Essex.

It is divided into KS2 and KS 3&4 content. There are case studies, a library of images and films for teachers to use as they would like. There is also a Brief historical context 1918 -2018 and a list of 100 Years of laws Affecting Women over the last 100 years for context.

Some of the case studies have not been edited and are still as they were in transcription for use as historical documents. There is a ‘Case Studies Essentials’ file which has short, bullet pointed outlines for the women featured.

There are Powerpoints and lesson plans with activities based on topics suggested by the schools and featuring the stories of the women in Essex who broke the mould and snapped the stiletto. There are links to all the Museums who kindly gave us permission to use their images, films and oral histories if you would like to pursue the stories further.

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My thanks to the teachers and students who kindly gave me time and brain power.

Braeside Academy                  Westfields Primary School                  New Rickstones Academy

Cathedral School                     Wethersfield Primary School              Honywood School

Notley High School                  John Bunyan Primary School

Maxine Jones of Girlguiding UK

Author: Llewela Selfridge Llewela@theselfridges.uk