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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 Gift of the Nile, online Ancient Egyptian workshop
The Gift of the Nile, online Ancient Egyptian workshop

Ancient Civilisations:

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Would the Ancient Egyptian civilization have been able to develop without the Nile River? Come and explore how a river enabled a civilisation to grow.

Immersive Storytelling
Immersive Storytelling

Ancient Civilisations:

Covid-safe in-person performances designed to stimulate children's creativity and love of literacy

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.

 Ancient Egyptians
Ancient Egyptians

Ancient Civilisations:

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring Ancient Egyptians! Children will learn about the history of the Egyptians, exploring their civilisation and how this relates to their lives today.




History Workshops
History Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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The Drama Hut brings on-site and online workshops directly to your school, covering a wide range of curricular topics. Through drama, improvisation and role play let us create a unique learning experience for your school.

Maya Workshops
Maya Workshops

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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The Drama Hut helps to bring topic to life with energetic, fast paced workshops, led by professional actors. Explore all about the Maya civilisation, including religious beliefs and even take part in a human sacrifice....if your teacher is willing!

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.

Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile
Ancient Egypt: The Gift of the Nile

Ancient Civilisations:

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Would the Ancient Egyptian civilization as we know it have been able to develop without the Nile River? Come and join us as we travel back in time to explore how a river enabled a civilisation to grow and flourish!


Aztec, Inca & Mayan Workshop & Wow Day
Aztec, Inca & Mayan Workshop & Wow Day

Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation

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

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.

Greeks
Greeks

Ancient Civilisations:

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Let us teach you about the Ancient Greeks - their inventions, their Gods and their way of life. Find out about how order was kept using Democracy. You will come away knowing how much of our life today is base on the Greek way of life.

 Indus Valley
Indus Valley

Ancient Civilisations: The Indus Valley

A fun and participatory day of drama exploring the Indus Valley! Children will learn about the history of the Indus Valley, exploring their civilisation and how this relates to their lives today.


Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age
Stone Age/Bronze Age/Iron Age

Ancient Civilisations:

So much fun they won't realise they're learning! Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age interactive workshops to inspire, engage and educate! Costumed experts bring the prehistoric world to life with artefacts and activities right in your classroom.

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.

Bespoke VR Workshop
Bespoke 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.

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!


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.

 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.

Global Citizens- the world in your classroom
Global Citizens- the world in your classroom

Ancient Civilisations:

Our hands on, engaging and creative workshops on Fairtrade, Black History and other topical global development issues are differentiated for all Key Stages. 100% of our workshops have been rated good or outstanding by teachers.

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


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 headsets (optional) *Learn ancient skills with hands-on activities. *Explore the past, with interactive sessions *Handle a range of high-quality artefacts

Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands
Bespoke VR and Computer Workshops for the West Midlands

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.

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

Ancient Civilisations:

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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.

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