These objects can be used by teachers and pupils in a variety of ways, from a simple classroom display to a handling session onto sketching and describing the artefacts. This information can then be collated for further use, (almost like an historical catalogue).
The contents can be used to make interesting comparative studies between the way our ancestors lived and the way we live now. In each box there are a number of artefacts that can be specifically associated with that era, and some of these artefacts can even be used to provide a practical living history experiment within the classroom.
• Write a letter on a Roman wax tablet
• Play a Viking board game
• Smell the spices of Tudor England
• Sing along to wartime songs
Boxes can be hired for 20 working days, which does not include weekends,
school holidays and Bank holidays for a cost of £50 which includes delivery and collection within a 40 mile radius of Leeds.
List of boxes that are currently available…
• Roman Military
• Civil War
• The Great Plague
• The Great Fire of London
• Guy Fawkes
• Florence Nightingale
• Homes from the Past
• Toys through the Ages
• Medicine through the Ages
• World War I
• World War II
Boxes being developed…
• Bronze Age
• Iron Age
All boxes come complete with teaching notes.
We can tailor-make a box of artefacts to your specific needs. Recent boxes we have done include Christopher Columbus, Pirates and a comparative box between Iron Age and Victorians. An extra charge of £10 per box for this service reflects the research and extra time it takes to put one together.
If you require a collection which is not in this list please contact us as many of the boxes have been developed from teacher led inquiries.