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Discovering Archaeology in National Curriculum History, KS 1, 2 and 3:

A Teacher’s Guide

Prepare yourself for those perennial questions that children (and adults!) ask:

‘Did people live underground then?’ (How archaeological sites build up)
‘How do you know they had tools like that?’ (Evidence)
‘How do you know it’s Roman?’ (Dating the evidence)
‘Do the eyeballs rot away?’ (Survival and decay of different materials)


The guide has easily digested useful information and ideas to help you teach the History programmes and other areas of the school curriculum.

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Discovering archaeologyDISCOVERING ARCHAEOLOGY
in National Curriculum History
Key Stages 1, 2 and 3

A guide to the work of Archaeologists and ways to use Archaeology in the school curriculum.

Written for the Archaeology in Education Service
by Marion Green
Education officer at Canterbury Archaeological Trust

Archaeology, Past and Present (PDF)
How can Archaeology help children to learn? (PDF)
Archaeology is exciting
National Curriculum History
Special Needs
A cross-curricular approach
What do Archaeologists do? (PDF)
A guide to excavation techniques and finds processing
Archaeology in the classroom (PDF)
Introducing some basic concepts
Using objects to find out about people
Going out… ‘Roman’ Visits in Kent (PDF)
How to find out more (PDF)
Kent and national contacts
Books and computer software


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