Teaching Prehistory

Emma is working with York Museums Trust and Museum Development Yorkshire on an online learning resource about prehistory in Yorkshire to support the new National Curriculum in primary schools. 


The resource will be based on 15 objects from collections at the Yorkshire Museum and partner museums across the region. It will include photos, video, teachers' notes and teaching ideas for each object designed for use in the classroom. We ran a focus group with local teachers to explore how they currently teach prehistory and what they would like to see in a new resource. We were really pleased to find that teachers were excited about the idea and had lots of useful, constructive comments for how we can make it work for them. 


We're planning to launch the resource before Christmas so we have lots of work to do between now and then to research the 15 objects, write the content and create films and other multimedia content. Watch this space for more. 


The proejct is supported by the Art Fund Treasure Plus scheme. 


image: the Walkington Hoard of Iron Age gold staters from York Museums Trust. 




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