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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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National Museum Of The Royal Navy in Hartlepool



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

We now have our brand new self led trail booklet, specifically created for education visits, you will be guided around the ship by Poll the Parrot who will tell you all about what life was like on board and how the sailor's lived and worked. Guides will be to hand on board at all times and teachers will be provided with an electronic copy of the trail before your visit. Added to this groups can discover what life was like for the officers and crew in our ‘Fighting Ships’ exhibit. The Discovery Visit can be combined with one or more workshops. If your class has a topic that you would like to include in one of the workshops or you would like to arrange something bespoke to meet particular curriculum links or age group needs, please get in touch and discuss it with us. Our Learning...

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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

East Midlands, Midlands, South West, North, Wales
Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation


Discover the Maya in a day: Explore Mesoamerica with VR technology, Try weaving, Handle traditional artefacts, Learn about inventions and innovations, Listen to stories and legends, Take part in ancient ceremonies, And much more… All this...

Maya Activities and VR Day
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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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



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

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

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, East of England, South West, North East, North, Yorkshire, Scotland
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. ...

VR Workshop

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

North East
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...

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

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
★★★★★

All UK Regions
Ancient Civilisations:


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

Aboriginal

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

Mayans VR Workshop
Mayans VR Workshop
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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 immerse pupils in another location, without actually leaving the classroom! Ask about our coronavirus risk assessment. ...

Mayans VR Workshop
★★★★★

East Midlands, Midlands, London & South East, South West, North
Ancient Civilisations: Mayan Civilisation


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...

Mayan Workshops

East Midlands, Midlands, North East, North, Yorkshire, Wales
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. ...

Mayan Civilisations

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


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