Students meet local Victorian Archaeologist, Gertrude Bell, and travel through time with her to discover more about the development of Redcar and Cleveland in one or more historical periods: Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Victorians or WWII. Students take on the role of archeologists, investigating and recording their own discoveries. They explore what life was like growing up in the chosen era through close encounters with the Museum’s collections, hands on activities and period crafts and skills.

Key learning outcome:

Students gain understanding of history as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day. They understand how people’s lives have shaped their locality and develop historical enquiry skills, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims.

Main leaning approaches:

  • Active learning
  • Enquiry based learning

Image courtesy of the Gertrude Bell Archive, Newcastle University (Pers_B_004B)

Planning a visit:

Workshop lengths vary, with price varying accordingly.

Teachers can book up to three sessions to create a whole day at the Museum, or combine led sessions with independent exploration of the exhibitions.

A room for lunch is provided when booking sessions led by the museum staff.

For further information about this workshop, how to book and the wider school offer at Kirkleatham Museum please visit the website and contact a Learning Officer.