Red Skirts on Clydeside (clip 1)
Recovering women's history in Glasgow
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A documentary about the process of uncovering women's history using the 1915 Glasgow Rent Strikes as a focal point.
Includes interviews with women about their memories of Socialist organisations in Glasgow and personalities involved in the Strikes.
Questions & Activities
- What do you know about women during the First World War?
- Why does the film start outside a classroom and what is the teacher talking about?
- What is oral history and why is it important?
- What can you learn about the 1915 Rent Strikes from this clip?
- What is a film co-op?
Visit a local archive, library or museum to research women's history.
Conduct interviews with older women in your community about a time in the past.
Find out about the Glasgow Women's Library and what they have in their collections relating to the First World War period.
|School Subject||Literacy, History, Social History, Social Studies|
|Subject Matter||First World War, Rent Strikes, women's history, Mary Barbour|
|Who||Sheffield Film Co-op, Jenny Woodley (director and editor), Christine Bellamy (director)|
|Event||1915 Rent Strikes, Mary Barbour|