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A History of the World How schools can get involved

If you're a school...

There are many ways that schools across the UK can get involved in the project. In addition to the radio series A History of the World in 100 Objects and objects on the website, CBBC are broadcasting Relic: Guardians of the Museum. Teachers can find lesson plans that show how the British Museum objects featured in the series can be used in the classroom.

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Primary children look at objects and the stories behind them and choose one object to upload.

Objects from schools

Here are a few examples of the kind of objects that classes have added to the website.

Relic Challenge

During the 2010 Autumn term, A History of the World asked schools to take part in The Relic Challenge by working with local museums and uploading objects to the site.

You can still find out how to teach history through objects in the classroom, using our suite of KS2 curriculum based Relic Challenge lesson plans.

  • See the Relic Challenge Kit - complete with lesson plans, teacher's notes, FAQs and guidance notes.
    (Remember: the challenge is now closed. So please don't try to enter.)

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