At East Sussex we have taken part in a Teachers CPD day to help primary school teachers to better understand the period and topics they can cover. We are also in the middle of producing prehistoric finds 'toolkits' with both original and replica finds and finds cards for the five prehistoric periods which we will loan out to schools and also some schools have requested to purchase them. They are a reasonably inexpensive but engaging way to teach prehistory. We are also taking part in a larger conference for teachers at the Brighton Amex stadium in February and are offering 2 hour schools sessions at our local Record office to bring in children to, to discover how the HER works and using mapping resources to discover their local prehistoric archaeology.
More than happy to chat through with you if you want to drop me a line.
Sophie Unger MA AIFA
Historic Environment Record Officer
Environmental Advice Team
East Sussex County Council
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From: Issues related to Historic Environment Records [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Richard Watts
Sent: 08 January 2015 08:49
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Subject: Prehistory Teaching Resources for Schools
I'm hoping that some of you might be abel to help - we're just starting to work on a project with a local charitable trust here, looking at trying to create a range of teaching resources for schools, that they can use when teaching the new Prehistory curriculum (for Key Stages 1 -3, which is everything before the start of GCSE's).
We've been having a look around and have managed to find a lot of good resources already available online, that we can use to model our own on (eg. there's a lot of good material on English Heritage's 'Heritage Explorer' website, and links to a lot of intersting projects and collections on the Arts Council & CEPG's 'Cultural Resources for Schools' website - www.heritage-explorer.co.uk and www.nfer.ac.uk/CulturalEducationResources if you want to have a look!)
We were really just wondering if any of you had been involved in a similar project recently, and whether you could offer any advice about how your projects went - about what worked well and engaged the students, and also what funding streams (if any!) you had managed to access or knew about?
Any advice or suggestions you could make would be very gratefully received!
Historic Environment Assistant (Records) Planning Services Lincolnshire County Council
Tel: 01522 554831
PS. Despite having worked in various HER roles for the last 6 years, this is my first ever posting to the HER Forum, so I'll offer a belated hello to you all, and thank you for all the interesting discussions that I've followed! (but not actually engaged in! - Sorry!)
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