Following our work on time lines last week, I thought some of you might like to show off your chronological and mathematical skills by making up a question or two about the different periods in history that we looked at. You can make it as easy or as difficult as you like! I’ll give you the key dates again to help:
Stone Age: 15,000BC to 2500BC Bronze Age: 3000BC to 800BC Iron Age: 800BC to AD43
Celts: 800BC to AD43 Romans: AD43 to AD410 Saxons: AD449 to AD1066
Vikings: AD793 to AD1066 Normans: AD1066 to AD1134 Middle Ages: 1154 to 1485
Tudors: 1485 to 1603 Civil War & Revolution: 1603 to 1714
Empire & Sea Power: 1714 to 1837 Victorians: 1837 to 1901 WWI: 1914 to 1918
WWII: 1939 to 1945
I’ll start you off with a couple of examples:
For how many years did the Saxon and Viking Ages overlap?
After the Bronze Age ended, how long was it before the Romans arrived?
Can you discover more about the Viking raids that took place in Britain? When did they begin? Where did they attack? What were their raiding tactics? Prove your understanding by putting your research in your own words. Rewards are available for each new fact…
Following our topic launches last week, I’d like you to begin researching what happened in the workhouses during Victorian times. Once you’ve begun finding out more, let me know your response to the question ‘The Workhouse: Sanctuary or Sentence?’ What do you think it means? Is there a clear answer? I’ll be interested to find out your thoughts…
To all members of the Museum Exhibition Design Company: thank you for being so professional during both of our topic launches today 🙂 We are delighted with how you responded to the new style launches and think you have made a great start to the commission we were set by our special visitor. The Greek Alphabet song was superb too! What did you think to it all?
Now that you’ve had a chance to think about it, do you want to suggest any other areas that we’ll need to research before we present our exhibition in December?
Wow what a brilliant day!!! We have been on our visit today to the National Mining Museum and had an amazing time: I think it’s one of the best trips I’ve been on for ages 🙂
Why don’t you tell everyone what you thought about the day: what was your favourite part? Did you find anything surprising?
I really enjoyed the workshop with Sally; she was so informative telling us all about life working down the pit during Victorian times. Probably the most surprising fact for me was when she said that only the ‘getter’ would get paid for his work! How unfair was that?!