History up close
Free, booking required
Please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org at least six weeks in advance
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For Key Stages 3 & 4
These focused talks are designed to support History students to use objects as evidence. Led by a member of the Learning team, students develop enquiry skills, using key objects as a springboard to understanding a wider historical topic or theme.
8 talks are available, focusing on objects from the Museum’s collection and covering topics within the National Curriculum at KS3 and new GCSE specifications. Sessions take place in the Museum galleries.
Topics and themes
Key Stage 4 and GCSE
• Anglo-Saxon society
• Viking expansion
• Medieval England
• The Aztecs and the Spanish conquest
• American West: life on the Plains
Key Stage 3
• Medieval Britain: church, state and society
• The Enlightenment in Britain and Europe
• The development of the British Empire in Africa
A minimum of 6 weeks’ notice is essential when booking. These sessions are available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Maximum group size: 30
Cancellation and no-show charges apply.
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Curriculum links: History
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