A classroom museum

Primary History article

By Ray Verrier, published 1st March 2007

Please note: this article pre-dates the 2014 National Curriculum and some content may be outdated

Museums are memory boxes. They contain artefacts that tell stories about people in the past. The creation of a class museum is a simple and effective way of bringing the past to life through investigation, imagination, creativity, story and drama. It also impinges directly upon the literacy imperatives of the school curriculum – oracy, reading, writing, enactive learning, role play linked to pupils’ learning styles – and can be integrated within the overall curriculum to give it focus and purpose.

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