Leeds Trinity Archaeology Project

Leeds Trinity Archaeology Project

The primary school history curriculum is changing! From September 2014 pupils in England will be required to learn about everything from prehistory to 1066. This in turn means that understanding of archaeology will become crucial if pupils are to understand the evidence on which our interpretation of the past is based.

To help meet this challenge two groups of student teachers from Leeds Trinity University are working on ways in which archaeology can be used in the primary classroom. This is being undertaken as part of their professional placement which gives students the opportunity to plan their own schemes of work in conjunction with school staff.  The project is being coordinated by Beverley Forrest (Associate Principal Lecturer (Primary Education) at Leeds Trinity University) and Dave Weldrake (Archaeologist and Freelance Heritage Educator).

The students have now finished preparing their schemes of work and will be leading classroom based sessions in the week beginning 17th March to be followed with some small-scale excavation in the subsequent week.

More information and updates can be found on the Heritage Education website.

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