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New British Museum Project: Teaching History with 100 Objects

We have some news about a programme the BM is currently developing.

"The project aims to create a set of online resources based on objects to support teachers of the new history curriculum. The resources are aimed at developing teacher knowledge, especially at primary school level, and at providing teaching ideas and basic high quality resources for the classroom.

The resources will be presented as 100 ‘object files’, each one based on an object. The files will include images, information, teaching ideas, links to resources and suggestions of places to visit. The files will be available online through the BM website. They will be free of charge and in a format suitable for downloading and printing. This initial 100 ‘object files’ will use the new English National Curriculum as its framework, but many of the individual files will have relevance to schools across the whole of the UK and will provide teachers with high quality resources they can adapt to their own requirements."

The Team at the BM is very keen that objects from SE are represented on the list, and want to make it as easy as possible for any partner museum proposing an object.  The Team is therefore only asking for museums to provide any existing information, photography and interpretation about the proposed objejct that can go towards writing the resource.

The deadline for initial submissions is, unfortunately, very short - Friday, 28th February.

A number of supporting documents are available, including the brief, selection criteris and a sample object sheet, and these will be uploaded to the South East Museums website shortly, but if you are interested, please contact the UK Partnerships Team at the BM for further information.

BM Teaching History with 100 Objects - sample object file