Pupils to learn UK history in 100 objects

Pupils to learn UK history in 100 objects

Pupils to learn UK history in 100 objects

First published in Education news

SCHOOL children will be able to learn about objects in the collections of York Museums Trust during a new project.

The Vale of York Viking Hoard and a First World War horse gas mask from York Castle Museum are both included in the Teaching History with 100 Objects, and can be found throughout York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum, York Art Gallery and York St Mary’s.

Each of the objects acts as a focus to learn about British and world history from 700,000 years ago to the present day, with connections to key elements in the new national history curriculum for England.

Dr Janet Barnes, chief executive of York Museums Trust, said: “We are delighted to be part of this nationwide project which will become a valuable resource to schools teaching the new history curriculum.

“This resource benefits from the strength and diversity of collections from regional museums all over Britain.

“We hope it will capture interest, encourage debate and inspire children to learn more about the events and people which shaped the world we live in today.”

For more information go to teachinghistory100.org or yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk

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