From ancient Egypt to RMS Titanic, National Museums Liverpool’s interactive virtual classroom workshops – led by museum experts – will bring learning to life and inspire the imaginations of your students by engaging them in activities based on real artefacts and objects.
Overview of National Museums Liverpool’s Virtual Classrooms
Using feedback from teachers, National Museums Liverpool has designed four curriculum-linked virtual workshops for Key Stages 1-2:
- Ancient Egypt: marvellous mummification
- The amazing history of Liverpool
- Titanic: travelling in time
- The Art of Wellbeing
Each booking is complemented by a suite of downloadable lesson plans, resources and activities that you can use before and after your session, to get the most out of this exciting learning experience.
National Museums Liverpool’s virtual classrooms are delivered via Microsoft Teams and last 50 minutes each, with capacity for up to 32 students.
You can take a look at all of National Museums Liverpool’s virtual classrooms on their website or find more details of each session below.
National Museums Liverpool’s Ancient Egypt: Marvelous Mummification Virtual Classroom
Explore Ancient Egypt with this virtual workshop from National Museums Liverpool.
Led by an expert from the World Museum, students will explore the various stages of the Ancient Egyptian preservation process giving them an understanding of cultures, history and science whilst developing core skills such as collaboration and communication.
The aim of this workshop is for students to come away with knowledge of the entire mummification process and an insight into the anatomy of the body through assisting in the ‘mummification’ and gain insights into the ancient Egyptian understanding of body and spirit.
Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, PSHE, Science
National Museums Liverpool’s The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom
Discover the amazing history of Liverpool with this virtual workshop from National Museums Liverpool.
The Museum of Liverpool offers an exciting opportunity for students to discover the history of Liverpool from the time of the first Stone Age settlers to the present day. Exploring the reasons why Liverpool became so important and some of the key characters that made it possible.
The Museum of Liverpool’s journey begins with a question; how old is Liverpool? In this demonstrator-led virtual classroom they introduce pupils to the times before Liverpool was named and move on to when King John declared Liverpool a town. Each period is brought to life by costumes, games and by exploring their unique collection of historical objects.
Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: Citizenship, English, Geography, History, PSHE
Find out more about National Museum’s Liverpool’s The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom.
National Museums Liverpool’s Titanic: Travelling in Time Virtual Classroom
Explore the infamous story of RMS Titanic with this virtual workshop from National Museums Liverpool.
This virtual classroom from the Maritime Museum is perfectly suited to groups exploring the infamous story of RMS Titanic and her links to Liverpool. Students will be encouraged to think about the multiple perspectives historical events present to us.
The Maritime Museum offers the opportunity for pupils to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the many different personal experiences linked to this famous disaster that forms our impressions of the era. One focus is on the main narrative of the story, showcasing a variety of museum handling objects and on screen images to inspire curiosity and encourage interactive participation through simple tasks, opinion sharing and collaborative discussion.
Suitable for: KS2
Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, PSHE
National Museums Liverpool’s The Art of Wellbeing Virtual Classroom
Are you looking for a session that supports your students’ wellbeing and encourages creativity? Walker Art Gallery’s Art of Wellbeing workshop has been designed to provide a safe and fun environment to introduce students to mental wellbeing and self-care.
Walker Art Gallery use artworks from their collection as inspiration and provide a space to discuss emotions, mental health and the positive effect that working creatively can have. They use a blend of creative activities and practical exercises to give students the opportunity to create something they are proud of and learn transferable relaxation skills.
Their aim is to encourage students to take their first step in creating a self-care toolkit in an inspiring, creative session which can be continued at school with their pre and post-session activities.
Suitable for: KS1, KS2
Subjects: Art & Design, Citizenship, English, PSHE
National Museums Liverpool’s virtual sessions will help you bring school trips into the classroom. Their interactive workshops span a wide range of topics, and all link directly into the curriculum.
For more activities, also take a look at their Teaching Resources that you can download and use for free!
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