Teaching Prehistoric Yorkshire
A new classroom teaching resource for primary schools explores prehistory through 15 incredible archaeological finds from Yorkshire.
From the earliest evidence of human activity in Yorkshire 500,000 years ago to the Roman invasion, this image-rich resource will help teachers bring prehistoric Yorkshire to life in the classroom. Can you work out who might have owned the earliest gold found in Yorkshire, who buried the weapons cache at South Cave just after the Roman invasion, or how a Bronze Age man buried in a tree trunk coffin died?
Teaching Prehistoric Yorkshire is completely free and includes:
- High resolution images of the 15 objects
- A short video introduction to each object focusing on enquiry questions
- A short film of a curator talking about the object and why it’s important
- Short animations showing how the objects might have been used
- Comprehensive teachers’ notes on each object
- Ideas for classroom enquiries and activities linked to the objects and time periods
- Classroom activity sheets to download and print
- Background notes for teachers on the main prehistoric time periods: the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Teaching Prehistoric Yorkshire is the ideal complement to our Prehistoric Progress workshop at the Yorkshire Museum. In this interactive workshop pupils can handle real prehistoric objects and explore different aspects of prehistoric life including building a shelter, dressing for a ritual, making and decorating a Bronze Age pygmy cup and creating a colourful Iron Age coin. Please see our workshop programme for further details.
Teaching Prehistoric Yorkshire was supported by the Art Fund and created in partnership with Craven Museum and Art Gallery, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Malton Museum, Scarborough Museums Trust and Whitby Museum.
- Bag search at York Museums Trust venues
- York Museums Trust Seeks to Appoint Three New Trustees to the Board from the Autumn of 2017
- Professor Alice Roberts Officially Opens the new Viking: Rediscover the Legend Exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum
- Virtual Reality of the Viking Great Army Winter Camp at Torksey Recreated Using Latest Research for new Yorkshire Museum Exhibition
- Experts Hunt for York’s Roman Amphitheatre as part of the Eboracum Roman Festival 2017
Keep in Touch
Enter your email address to sign up to the York Museums Trust newsletter.