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Key Stage 2 History requires pupils to be taught about the achievements of early civilizations like the Ancient Egyptians, the Shang dynasty of China of the Mayans of South America. As well as the Ancient Greeks, and a non-European society such as the Islamic civilisation or the Benin of West Africa.

The topic chosen should help children to understand different aspects of life during the relevant period of time – how the people lived, what they ate, how the structured their societies. They will also learn how these early civilisations made progress in areas like mathematics, medicine, trade and culture.

From African dance workshops to support Black History month, to Virtual Reality adventures where your class can visit Mayan sites like Chichen-Itza. The trips and school workshops below specialise in Ancient Civilisation experiences for school groups. Click through for more information or use the short purple enquiry form if you need any help with more ideas for your group.

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The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC



Step back in time to Ancient Athens, where the Persian Ambassador of King Darius has demanded the submission of the city. The Athenians are experimenting with democracy and have a deep mistrust of tyrants. Explore how the Greeks resist the Persians.

Constantly rated 10/10 I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful day. The children had a fantastic time and got so much out of the activities; it was great start to our academic year. The parent helpers and staff also enjoyed the day - it was well organised and well resourced. Eastfield Primary School Leistershire...

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York's Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

York’s Chocolate Story’s educational programme can bring the new National Curriculum to life in ways that you might not expect, using York's unique sweet heritage to engage young people with STEM and curriculum focused topics.

 Ancient China
Ancient China

Ancient Civilisations: The Shang Dynasty Ancient China

Learn about the Shang Dynasty of Ancient China by visiting our outstanding collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes. You'll discover rituals, religion and traditions by investigating the bronzes and be inspired to create your own vessel out of clay.

Aboriginal
Aboriginal

Ancient Civilisations:

Immerse yourselves in the culture of Aboriginal Australia - virtually!

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

The Ancient Mayans are explored through their Temple building feats and techniques for cutting and transporting the stone. Structured workshops where the students create large scale reconstructions of iconic architectural landmarks.




Ancient Egypt: The reign of Tutankhamun
Ancient Egypt: The reign of Tutankhamun

Ancient Civilisations:

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Step back in time to Ancient Thebes. A boy king has taken the throne after a time of turmoil, he is bringing back the old ways and restoring ma’at (order). The pupils will participate in the story of Tutenkamun’s reign.

VR Workshop
VR Workshop

Ancient Civilisations:

Virtual Reality helps students gain a deeper understanding of the world around them and ignite their imagination. Your learners can be engaged and inspired by breath-taking scenes from around the world and gain a deep understanding of the topic.

Early Islamic Civilisations
Early Islamic Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations: Islamic Civilisation

An exciting drama day, exploring Early Islamic Civilisations. Children will learn about the ancient city of Baghdad, the House of Wisdom and the key buildings, people and customs of the time through creativity that supports historical enquiry.

Mayan Civilisations
Mayan Civilisations

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

An exciting drama day, exploring the Mayan Civilisations. Children will learn about Mayan inventions, Mayan games, the Mayan currency and how they bought and sold, the Mayan diet and how this was dictated by farm land and conditions.


Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico with PrimeVR! Our VR workshops immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment.

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool

Ancient Civilisations:

A visit to us will bring to life the Royal Navy’s rich history and heritage. A Discovery Visit includes the chance to explore our atmospheric authentically created eighteenth century quayside and the unique opportunity to go on board HMS Trincomale

Mayan Workshops
Mayan Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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At the Drama Hut, we believe that schools should have affordable access to drama in order to support learning. The Drama Hut was created in order to provide an on-site service that teachers could access, to help bring the curriculum to life. Through

The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC
The Ancient Greeks: Athens & the Battle of Marathon 490 BC

Ancient Civilisations:

COVID-19 OFFER
Step back in time to Ancient Athens, where the Persian Ambassador of King Darius has demanded the submission of the city. The Athenians are experimenting with democracy and have a deep mistrust of tyrants. Explore how the Greeks resist the Persians.


Ancient Maya
Ancient Maya

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

Ever heard of the Ancient Maya? They're a fascinating lot, and so are the terrifying gods that reigned over them! One Day Creative uses drama, imagination and storytelling to explore life as part of this ancient civilisation.

Maya Activities and VR Day
Maya Activities and VR Day

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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Discover the Maya in a day! Visit ancient sites, using VR. Explore the past, with interactive sessions Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. - A truly immersive and interactive day.

Dan Tastic History
Dan Tastic History

Ancient Civilisations:

Dan Tastic Education brings History to life with incredible Wow Days! Your pupils will be inspired & engaged by an array of props, videos & student interaction with one of our fun & entertaining Dan Tastic Workshop Facilitators!

History Dance Workshops
History Dance Workshops

Ancient Civilisations:

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History dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.43 per pupil. Explore various dances from historical periods and bring the subject to life with outside of the classroom learning.


Chocolate Collective
Chocolate Collective

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

Chocolate Collective facilitate chocolate workshops that are a fantastic introduction into the world of chocolate. Our tailored, interactive workshops inspire pupils and teach them new skills either as an after-school activity or as part of a Nation

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