A full day programme
Pupils practice the historical enquiry skills used by an archaeologist and learn how fragments of history can build up a picture of the past. This programme
is backed up by a much acclaimed resource pack for classroom use
Session 1: Fieldwork on the riverside includes recording river features and evidence of human use. Work on the foreshore involves collecting and identifying historic artefacts as evidence of past river use.
Session 2: Indoor activities show pupils how to distinguish between different materials and identify and date the artefacts using specially designed sorting boards – very colourful and easy to use! We also investigate how artefacts found around the Thames help us build up a picture of London’s settlement. Time permitting; sessions will round up with a look at our partners’ collections.
Sites: The City & Museum of London; Isle of Dogs & Museum in Docklands; Greenwich & Royal Naval College; Fulham Palace.