We have been busy over the lovely summer creating our new prehistory workshop for KS2 primary schools. When the new history curriculum 2014 was announced last year, many have been terrified by the inclusion of prehistory. It is a completely new subject for many teachers and can be quite complex to teach to lower KS2.
The workshop we have created is an introduction to the three areas of Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. To ensure the information in the workshop is right, we have been working closely with our Collections Manager Rose Nicholson, who is a trained archaeologist and lecturer at the University of Hull. It has taken quite a few months to get the workshop right, but we are really pleased with the end result. Our resources have now started to arrive including archaeologist clothing and replica artefacts.
The workshop is very multi-sensory and skills based. It gives the children the opportunity to learn for themselves how the people of North Lincolnshire developed through the three periods of prehistory. The children will examine local artefacts from North Lincolnshire which enables the workshop to be included as a local history study. There is also plenty of opportunity for every child to handle real and replica objects and investigate the finds for themselves.
To book this workshop or for more information please firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a full programme of workshops on offer from September which can be found at http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/museums