Learning resources | Mary Wollstonecraft

Use these resources to find out about the extraordinary life and writing of Mary Wollstonecraft, the mother of British feminism.

Created in partnership with Newington Green Meeting House and the Wollstonecraft Society, with thanks to support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Suitable for Key Stage 2.

Introduction to the resources

Hear more from the Programme Manager of the Newington Green Meeting House: Revolutionary Ideas project Amy Todd and People’s History Museum’s Learning Officer, Liz Thorpe in this introductory video.

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Mary Wollstonecraft: a life in pictures

Access the world’s first comic book telling the story of Mary Wollstonecraft’s life.

The comic book has been specifically developed for primary schools to meet the National Curriculum, and is accompanied by a six week scheme of work where learners explore the different aspects of Mary’s philosophy.

Spend your term exploring the concepts of mindfulness, feminism and preserving the past through digestible and engaging activities.

Open the comic book
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Six week scheme of work

The scheme of work covers one lesson per week over a term of six weeks and is perfect for Key Stage 2 learners.

Each week classes can follow a PowerPoint presentation to learn about aspects of Mary’s life.  The presentations are available to download following the links below and have been separated by theme:

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Accompanying workbook

Accompanying workbooks for each of the six lessons are available to download.

The workbook activities are explained in each of the six PowerPoint presentations.

Examples of activities include: creating a recipe for friendship, becoming feminist time detectives by analysing historical photographs, and researching and sharing information about inspiring people in the learners’ local areas.

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