The natural world

Classroom resource
Age 7–11, 12–16, 16+

Throughout history artists have drawn inspiration from and represented the world around them. This shows itself in images of plants, animals and landscape.

The objects in the British Museum offer a vast range of resources that students can explore in relation to the Natural World. This teacher guide offers ideas to get you started thinking about how the Museum can support work in this area.

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Subjects covered

Art and design

Age ranges

Age 6–11
Age 11–16

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Image: Crocodile mask. From Mabuiag, Torres Strait Islands, Australia. Late 19th century AD.