These sessions can be used for several different periods of history or to examine how we know what we know from museums, archaeology and the study of objects. The aim is to give children and young people the skills to become museum experts; acting as archaeologists, historians and curators, investigating the Wonders of the Peak collection. The resources are aimed at young people in Years 5 to 8.
These resources will work with several time periods. There are separate themed resources. Handling collections can be provided in the gallery and for loan on a range of topics with notes about each time period and descriptions of the objects, how they were made, who used them and when. Further information about lots of objects in the gallery is now available online. Contact the team at the museum to find out more.
The Wonders of the Peak Gallery explores Time and Place and has a number of features that are repeated to help pupils understand chronology, similarity and difference and to support them in framing questions.