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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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Romans VR Workshop


Our workshops are a great way of bringing the curriculum to life without the hassle of organising a school trip! During our Roman Rule workshop, your children will learn all about: - The Colosseum in Rome - The gladiators that fought inside the Colosseum - Roman tactics and strategies during battle - The Roman Senate - Roman Engineering Following on from this workshop, your pupils can write a diary entry from the perspective of a gladiator fighting inside the Colosseum. Our literacy bundles include lesson plans, example texts and LKS2 and UKS2 writing checklists. ...

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Romans VR Workshop

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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...

National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool
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London & South East, North
Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation


Sally Spade, an enthusiastic archeologist, has been asked to write an article for ‘Archeology Today’ about The Mayan Civilisation. Who were they? How did they live and work and what were their beliefs? Travel back in time with Sally to explore th...

Mayan Workshops

All UK Regions
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Immerse yourselves in the culture of Aboriginal Australia - virtually! ...

Aboriginal
India VR Workshop
India VR Workshop
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All UK Regions
Ancient Civilisations: The Indus Valley


Explore India and the Himalayas with this PrimeVR workshop! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Taj Mahal and Mount Everest all from the comfort of your classroom! Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

India VR Workshop
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Indian Dance Workshops
Indian Dance Workshops
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London & South East
Ancient Civilisations: The Indus Valley


Indian & Bollywood dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.35 per pupil. These workshops are very popular during Diwali but can be booked at any time during the school year. Book in advance to secure your ideal date! ...

Indian Dance Workshops
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London & South East, South West, East of England, East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
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. ...

Mayan Workshops

All UK Regions
Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation


Take your class to the famous Mayan city of Chichen-Itza in Mexico with PrimeVR! Our VR workshops offer teachers the opportunity of immersing pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Prices from £1.99 per child! ...

Mayans VR Workshop

Midlands
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. ...

Ancient China

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Experience the Seven New Wonders of the World with PrimeVR! A great way of meeting Geography outcomes as well as inspiring some amazing creative writing! Prices start from approximately £1.99 per child! ...

Wonders of the World VR Workshop
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All UK Regions
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. ...

Early Islamic Civilisations

All UK Regions
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Celebrate Black History Month this October with an African drumming workshop and African mask painting and dance workshops. ...

Black History month

All UK Regions
Ancient Civilisations: Ancient China


Take your class on a guided tour across China with PrimeVR! Your pupils will visit famous sites including the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Prices start from £1.99 per pupil! ...

China VR Workshop

London & South East
Ancient Civilisations: Kingdom of Benin


African dance workshops for schools help enrich your pupil's learning from £1.35 per pupil. These workshops link with Black History Month or Africa and can be booked at any time during the school year. ...

African Dance Workshops
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North
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. ...

York's Chocolate Story

Midlands
Ancient Civilisations: The Shang Dynasty Ancient China


Discover an award-winning art gallery and parkland in Warwickshire. Be inspired to create, imagine and learn by engaging in our renowned gallery and outdoor learning programmes. ...

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

All UK Regions
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. ...

Ancient Maya

All UK Regions
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...

Chocolate Collective


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