We currently have a HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme running on Exmoor, which funds a Heritage Officer and promotes understanding of Exmoor's Prehistory and the former Royal Forest of Exmoor (see http://www.exmoorher.co.uk/heart-of-exmoor for further details). As part of this, the officer has developed three loan boxes for the Mesolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age, which have been given to the HER to curate. You can see more on the loan box scheme here: http://www.exmoorher.co.uk/teaching-resources.
Conservation Advisor (Historic Environment)
Exmoor National Park Authority
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9HL
Tel: 01398 323665
Direct Line: 01398 322273
Visit the ENPA website at http://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk
View our HER data on our new website, Exmoor's Past: http://www.exmoorher.co.uk
'Enhancing the qualities that make Exmoor special'
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!)