Teaching drama and literacy through archaeology loan boxes

Borrow a loan kit with replica object and drama or literacy activities to explore the Bridges Collection, develop key communication skills and build pupils’ confidence.

Link to the resource: https://thebridgescollection.com/contact/   (Teachers wanting to borrow boxes can also email Leah at lrn5@st-andrews.ac.uk directly)

These loan boxes include replica objects, a suggested lesson plan with follow-up activities, and additional didactic tools. Educators can choose between a literacy-focused and drama-focused loan boxes. Practicing both through object-based learning has been proven to increase pupil engagement, motivation and learning.

The literacy activities include writing sensory poems, writing collaborative stories inspired by the objects, and creating your own class comic book.

The drama activities encourage students to think creatively, critically, and empathetically about the artefacts to create their own characters. The is focus on the process of creative and portraying a character, rather than on performance quality.

More information and activities adapted for use with web-based 3D models, can be found under the Educators tab on our website.

Posted by: Through a Glass Darkly, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

Through a Glass Darkly is a research and outreach project within the School of Classics at the University of St Andrews. We work with the Bridges Collection of Cypriot archaeology at the University to study and promote public engagement with archaeology. Through our work we aim to promote well-being and build communication and critical thinking skills in the community.

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Funder: The Leventis foundation supports projects to increase public engagement with Greek and Cypriot cultural heritage, as well as public benefit programs, and other research projects.


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