Museums in a Box - Create Your Own Mini Museum
Why do the Museums in a Box Project?
What can the Museums in a Box project do for you?
• Support thematic / cross-curricular teaching
The project is designed to support your theme by being embedded in your structure and not as an add-on or standalone project.
• Skills-based learning
The museum-led sessions are designed to develop the National Curriculum Key Skills and Thinking Skills, along with Historical Interpretation and Enquiry Skills. The project also provides an excellent plateau for developing these skills further in class time.
The project is proven to raise attainment in literacy, particularly Speaking and Listening and Writing. Teachers have said it is possible to cover all areas of literacy through the Museums in a Box project and that by teaching literacy through the project pupils have been more motivated and have thus achieved more.
• Cultural learning and creativity
The Museums in a Box project will contribute to your children’s entitlement to 5 hours of culture per week and assist you to embed cultural learning within your classroom.
• Increase access to museum handling artefacts
By providing you with an artefact box of ten objects linked to your theme.
• Raising Attainment
Through increased motivation and providing a challenge to the more able.
• Museum Appreciation
How will we achieve this?
Heritage Learning will facilitate the outreach project through their expertise, artefacts and resources.
- Provide outreach sessions within schools that focus on how museums work, investigating artefacts, research skills, artefact handling.
- Provide artefacts for use within the classroom and support the school in creation of in-school exhibitions.
- Provide support material through the My Learning Website.
- Facilitate visits to Hull Museums to support the project and embed learning.
What teachers and pupils thought of the project:
- 'Hands on and an excellent learning experience!' (Setting the Challenge).
- 'Fun! Exciting! The children really gained new skills on how to investigate objects. Thank you.' (Understanding Evidence).
- 'Good enquiry time – looking at the artefacts without knowing what they are.' (Understanding Evidence).
- 'The children learnt really useful identification skills' (Meet the Experts).