History

Resources

History

Our collection supports the teaching of world history from the ancient to the contemporary, including Africa, the medieval period, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt, Islamic civilisations and world empires.


History of money: image bank 
KS 1 & 2

Anglo–Saxons 
Age 7–11

Anglo–Saxons: Sutton Hoo 
Age 7–11

Anglo–Saxons: visiting the Sutton Hoo treasures 
Age 7–11

The Aztec world 
Age 7–11

Discover the Arab World 
Age 12–16

Ancient Nubia 
Age 7–11

Early Egypt 
Age 7–11

Life in ancient Egypt 
Age 7–11

Mummies: Egyptian mummies 
Age 7–11

Mummies: how were mummies made? 
Age 7–11

Mummies: the development of mummification
Age 7–11

Nebamun: ancient Egyptian tomb paintings 
Age 7–11

Nebamun: what can you learn from an Egyptian tomb? 
Age 7–11

Painting an Egyptian tomb 
Age 7–11

Symbols of the pharaoh 
Age 7–11

Greece: everyday life 
Age 7–11

Greece: gods and goddesses 
Age 7–11

Greece: myths and legends 
Age 7–11

Greece: the Nereid monument 
Age 7–11

Greece: the Parthenon 
Age 7–11

Greek pots 
Age 7–11

Islamic civilisations 
Age 12–16

Mesopotamia 
Age 7–11

Mesopotamia: Assyria 
Age 7–11

Mesopotamia: Sumer 
Age 7–11

Roman Britain 
Age 7–11

Life in Roman Britain 
Age 7–11

Rome: Imperial Rome 
Age 7–11

Vikings 
Age 7–11

Sessions

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The world in AD 900

KS2

Students learn about the world in around AD 900 before focusing on Mayan, Benin or early Islamic culture and society

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Money handling and financial education

KS3,4 & 5

Students handle objects from the collection to develop an awareness of the role of money and an appreciation of its uses.

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Virtual visit: Indus valley investigation

KS2

Connect to the Museum from your classroom to explore objects from one of the earliest urban civilisations.

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The people of Benin

KS2

Students examine pictures of the Oba, his staff and the first European visitors.

 

 

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How Roman was Roman Britain?

KS2

Students examine the evidence objects provide about Romanisation in Britain.

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Around the world in a day

Years 5 & 6

Students examine artefacts made around the world at the same moment in time.

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Daily life in ancient Egypt

KS2

Students explore the famous tomb-painting of Nebamun hunting in the marshes.

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Decoding ancient Egyptian tomb paintings

KS2

Students create a digital collage inspired by paintings from the tomb of Nebamun.

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Egyptian mummies

KS2

Images and videos are used to help understand more about Ancient Egyptian mummies.

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The Persian wars

KS2

Students take on roles as Greek envoys and visit the court of the Persian king.

 

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A question for the people

KS2

Students find out what it meant to be an Athenian citizen in the 5th century BC.

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Greek myths

KS2

Students learn how to tell the difference between Heracles, Athena and Hermes.

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How to find out about Greek life

KS2

Students study the paintings on pots and handle replica Greek objects.

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A gift for Athena

KS2

Students use tablets to explore the Parthenon Gallery.

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Greek temples

KS2

Students learn about ancient Greek architecture and design their own temple.

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What did the Romans use as money?

Years 5 & 6 only

Students explore the development of money in Roman Britain and its role in society around the world

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Life in prehistoric Britain

KS2

Students use tablets to explore prehistoric objects on display, using a specially designed self-led digital trail.

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Sutton Hoo headline

KS2

Students create a video news report about the discovery of the famous burial site.

 

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Introduction to the ancient Greek world for SEN students

KS2,3 & 4

An introduction to the ancient Greek world through a mixture of multi-sensory activities and digital technologies.

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Taught handling sessions for SEN

KS2,3 & 4

Students experience ancient Greece or Egypt, and Roman or medieval Britain.


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Virtual visit: Roman Britain treasure challenge

Years 5 & 6

Connect to the Museum from your classroom to solve exciting challenges about archaeological treasure.

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Excavation in Egypt

KS2

Students find out how archaeologists work, then become archaeologists themselves.

 

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History up close

KS3 & 4

Illustrated talks delving into the background and context of fascinating objects.

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Viking adventures

KS2

If you are studying the Vikings, this lively and engaging film is the perfect way to draw together some of the key aspects of Viking life.

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Science investigators

KS2

Students use digital tools to solve science challenges about museum objects.

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Virtual visit: Peek into Prehistory

Years 3 & 4

Connect to the Museum from your classroom to explore changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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