'Hands On' Archaeology, A Case Study: Visiting the Archaeological Resource Centre (ARC) in York

Primary History article

By Rick Weights, published 31st August 2003

Please note: this article pre-dates the current National Curriculum and some content may be outdated.

Developing an understanding of archaeology during historical studies can be important. It enables children to realise how we come to know and indeed understand about the past. Studying the work of archaeology helps develop vital historical enquiry skills and enhances the questioning nature of children. Often we have history presented to us in its ‘finished form’ in books, television programmes, websites; vital facts that children can often take for granted without considering their origin or validity.

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