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Educational Resources

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Resources for learning at home

The Trust has developed and created many resources over the years relating to history and archaeology. We are in the process of updating these resources but felt it appropriate to share them here, alongside some of our favourite resources from other places, to help with home learning in the pandemic. This is not designed to replace any work your child's school has set, but support any further learning they might be interested in doing

These resources are free to use in whatever way you see fit. You can follow them to the letter, chop and change the activities, or use them to inspire your own activities. 

We have also included some tips, tricks, and quick ideas for all age groups. If you don't have the time (or energy!) to do the activities there are still small things you can do.

Resource List

Our resources are free to use and you are welcome to adapt to suit your circumstances. External resources are not managed by CAT and are recommendations only. This list is not exhaustive, please do check in with other museums and institutions!

Prehistory 

Bronze Age Boat [CAT resource]

Stone Age for KS2 [EXTERNAL - Canterbury Christ Church University resource]

Roman

Investigating Folkestone's East Cliff [CAT Resource]

Roman and Anglo-Saxon Canterbury [CAT Resource]

The sword burials [CAT Resource]

Anglo-Saxon and Viking

An Anglo-Saxon mystery [CAT Resource]

Living in Anglo-Saxon Lyminge [CAT Resource]

Jorvik Viking Museum [EXTERNAL RESOURCE] 

Medieval

A murky Medieval mystery [CAT Resource]

The Becket Story [EXTERNAL] Resources on the story of Thomas Becket and Medieval pilgrimage

Post-Medieval

Reconstructing a Tudor city [CAT Resource]

Modern

Investigating the impact of World War I [CAT/KAS resource] KS3 resource

Local history project

Investigating the history of Kent [CAT/KAS resource] KS3 resource

Explore your neighbourhood [EXTERNAL] An excellent resource for conducting your own neighbourhood research project

Archaeology and archaeological skills

Dig School [EXTERNAL] KS3+ online short course introducing archaeology to young people (highly recommended for young people who are very keen on archaeology!)

Young Archaeologists Club [EXTERNAL] Activities and ideas for archaeological activities

Museums with learning resources

The British Museum [EXTERNAL] Activities for all key stages

Museum of London [EXTERNAL] Covers KS1-3, including an excellent Great Fire of London game! 

Maidstone Museum [EXTERNAL] Crafting ideas and activities inspired by their collection (includes dinosaurs!)

Other resources

Cookit! [EXTERNAL] Historical recipes through time

English Heritage [EXTERNAL] Multi-period learning resources and activities

BBC History [EXTERNAL] Activities for all age groups