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Bronze Age themed resource for new Prehistory programme – the BOAT KIT

Summer 2014 and the three year European project ‘BOAT 1550 BC’ has just closed.  When we began planning for this, Prehistory barely got a mention in the English school curriculum but from September, schools are required to teach the Stone Age through to the Iron Age to children at Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 year olds).  So now teachers are ravenous for all things prehistoric!

Well, we can help them with that. As a product of ‘BOAT 1550 BC’, we now have twelve, identical BOAT KITs lodged with the CAT BOX collections for loan to Kent schools; in accordance with  the project aims, sets of kits are also held in Northern France and Flanders, for use with schools there.

The BOAT KIT contains a Teaching Guide, USB pen of digital resources, replica bronze axe, pottery ‘Beaker’ and bronze dress pin, catalogue from the ‘BOAT 1550 BC’ exhibition and other items for simple classroom activities.

‘I am feeling much more positive about teaching Bronze Age and the new curriculum next year and I am now actually trying to work out how I can schedule it for my year group rather than somebody else’s! The resources that you have provided are terrific …’  Key Stage 2 teacher, Maidstone.

You can order a BOAT KIT by going to the CAT BOX page for conditions and loans catalogue.
The Bronze Age BOAT KIT
Find more about the BOAT KIT and associated activities.



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