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Bring the school trip into your classroom with these Online History Workshops. Each provides a fun, engaging platform to help you bring your learning to life.

Suitable for all Key Stages, these Online History Workshops explore a range of topics from storytelling and play analysis to poetry and creative writing.

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Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop

This Powerpoint presentation supports students’ understanding of English, maths, history and citizenship. It is suitable for cross-curricular learning such as personal, social health and economic (PSHE) lessons.

The talk will cover the following topics:

what banks do and what the Bank of England does
money – coins and banknotes
how to spot fake money
different payment methods, and
jobs in the financial sector and at the Bank of England

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, English, History, Maths

Find out more about Bank of England Museum’s Money and the Bank of England Presentation Workshop.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Virtual Workshop

What is life like in the Amazon Rainforest? Explore animals that live there and learn about people that call it their ‘home’.

Immerse yourself in the rainforest habitat, learn about life in the rainforest and the people and animals that live there. Working as a whole class and in small groups, students will discover the importance of rainforests, the threats to their existence and consider the consequences locally and globally. There will be the opportunity to see some of our collection of Wai Wai objects up close.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Amazon Rainforest: People and Animals Virtual Workshop.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Ancient Benin Virtual Workshop

Learn about the culture, beliefs and achievements of this ancient African country, Benin.

An exciting opportunity to explore stunning brass replicas of ancient Benin artwork up close. Learn about the modern and ancient history of Benin City through the artwork of the Edo people. Explore the symbolism and significance of Benin Bronzes, the stories that they tell, and debate their place in UK museums today.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Ancient Benin Virtual Workshop.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Ancient Egypt Virtual Workshop

Explore ancient Egyptian religion and think like Egyptologists in this interactive workshop.

Working as a whole class and in small groups, students will explore ‘mystery’ ancient Egyptian objects and discover their connection to mummification and the afterlife. There will also be time for Q&A and the opportunity to see some of their ancient Egyptian collection up close.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Subjects: Citizenship, History, Anthropology

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Ancient Egypt Virtual Workshop.

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Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Learning at the Horniman Virtual Workshop

Discover how the Horniman uses object-based learning and enquiry led approaches to facilitate a huge range of learning audiences.

Discover how the Horniman uses object-based learning and enquiry led approaches to facilitate a huge range of learning audiences. Try out visual exploration techniques yourself using their objects, and enjoy a virtual tour of their incredible Hands on Base. This workshop is particularly suitable for HE or CPD groups studying learning or museums, but can be tailored to your topic – please contact to discuss.

Suitable for: KS5, Higher

Subjects: History, Science

Find out more about Horniman Museum and Gardens’ Learning at the Horniman Virtual Workshop.

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Maritime Museum’s Titanic: Travelling in Time Virtual Classroom

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: English, History

Find out more about Maritime Museum’s Titanic: Travelling in Time Virtual Classroom.

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Museum of Liverpool The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom

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: English, History

Find out more about Museum of Liverpool The Amazing History of Liverpool Virtual Classroom.

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St Albans Cathedral’s Virtual History Workshops

St Albans Cathedral’s virtual History workshops.

Join St Albans Cathedral as they introduce a variety of characters from the past, right into the heart of your classroom in these live, interactive workshops. Ideal for Key Stage 2 and lasting up to 60 minutes, each workshop covers a different period of history, including Romans, Saxons, Vikings, the Medieval Monastery, Tudors and Victorians. Interviewed by their intrepid reporter and questioned by your own students, each character uses a range of artefacts to bring the past to life.

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: History, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral’s Virtual History Workshops.

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St Albans Cathedral’s Virtual Religious Education Workshops

St Albans Cathedral’s virtual Religious Education workshops.

Why not take your students on a live, interactive tour of the Cathedral in St Albans new virtual Religious Education workshop? Ideal for Key Stage 2, 3 or 4 and tailored to suit your learning needs, the activity lasts for up to 60 minutes, and can cover topics including Baptism, Communion, the Cathedral building, Understanding Christianity and the Shrines of St Alban & St Amphibalus.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3, KS4

Subjects: History, Religious Studies

Find out more about St Albans Cathedral’s Virtual Religious Education Workshops.

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The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover a world of prolific pirates.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop explores a history of pirates in your classroom, from the earliest known pirates, through to the Golden Age and up to the 21st century. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

The KS1 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts:

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Pirates Interactive Map’ with the option for students to create their own pirate.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan pirate ship and examines the reasons behind popular pirate mythology.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Pirate Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing and drawing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives

  • To investigate pirates from different places and points in history.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS1:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)
  • Art (drawing)

Suitable for: KS1

Subjects: Art & Design, English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS1).

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The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2)

Join The Golden Hinde for a Virtual Voyage and discover the story of Francis Drake’s circumnavigation.

Using multimedia and live activities, The Golden Hinde’s highly interactive workshop brings The Golden Hinde to life in your classroom, allowing students to explore the histories surrounding its voyage alongside the lived experience of Elizabethan seafarers. Their educators will help your class deepen their historical knowledge and understanding, encouraging them to respond critically and creatively.

 

 The KS2 Virtual Voyage is split into three parts: 

  • Pre-session activity: Explore ‘The Voyage of the Golden Hinde Interactive Map’ with the option to create a storyboard of the voyage.
  • Virtual Classroom: Join two Golden Hinde educators on Zoom for a 1hr interactive workshop which looks at life on board an Elizabethan ship.
  • Post-session activity: Use the ‘Life onboard an Elizabethan Ship’ worksheet to consolidate your students’ learning with a creative writing project.

All resources are provided by The Golden Hinde in advance of the online session to be used at home or in the classroom.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • To investigate the history of Francis Drake and his 1577-80 circumnavigation of the world.
  • To explore day-to-day life on an Elizabethan ship and think about how it differs from their own experiences.
  • To understand how to use visual and textual evidence to help them think about the past.
  • To understand how to use historical information to inspire creative writing

 

Links to the National Curriculum KS2:

  • History (explorers, pirates, Tudors, Elizabethans, empire)
  • English (creative writing)

Suitable for: KS2

Subjects: English, History

Find out more about The Golden Hinde’s Virtual Voyage (KS2).

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World Museum’s Ancient Egypt: Marvelous Mummification Virtual Classroom

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: Biology, History, Science

Find out more about World Museum’s Ancient Egypt: Marvelous Mummification Virtual Classroom.

Summary

These Online History Workshops help you bring the school trip into your classroom. As well as exploring a range of History topics, they’re a great way for your students to interact with each other and learn in a fun way.

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