Friday, 16 May 2014

Upcoming session for teachers: Teaching British Prehistory


To help support teachers who will be teaching Prehistory as part of the new national Curriculum we will be running a twilight session for teachers with Museums Worcestershire on 4th June.
The new history curriculum will include British prehistory for Key Stage 2 for the first time, and we know from conversations that many teachers are not sure where to start as they are unfamiliar with the subject. On the 4th June we will be running a session to help, hosted by Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery who currently have an Iron Age exhibition running. Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service and Museums Worcestershire have lots of experience of investigating, storing and interpreting Worcestershire's prehistoric past, as well as working with local schools, and we are keen to encourage local schools to utilise local resources and sites, which you may not be aware of.

Neolithic – view of Neolithic Worcestershire by one of our illustrators, based on evidence discovered by our archaeologists
At the event you'll be able to browse the exhibition, and we will do a short 'Bluffers guide' to British prehistory to explain some of the key terms and features, for instance when was the Neolithic period? and what were hunter gatherers?, as we know that some of the terminology can be unfamiliar; we will then discuss ways we can help you with lessons. There will also be an opportunity to get hands on with objects from our collections.

The event will start at 4:30pm with a cup of tea and a chance to browse the exhibition, before the brief introduction at 5pm. We aim to finish for 6pm. It takes place at Worcester City Museum & Art Gallery, Foregate St, Worcester. If you would like to come please RSVP to explorethepast@worcestershire.gov.uk or ring 01905 766352. If you are unable to come but would like to know more about how we could help you then please contact us.
British camp – Iron Age hillfort

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