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Historians use all sorts of skills to uncover information about the past. In this video Andrew Hodges, an historical interpreter, explains how to interpret the historical objects and evidence you may have at home. You can also download our activity packs to help you create your own time capsule for historians of the future or try out some archaeology skills by creating your own excavation.
Create a time capsule full of items that represent you and your family. Then hide the capsule for the historians of the future to discover.
Try out archaeology skills at home by creating your own mini excavation and seeing how your artefacts degrade over time.
Print-out guide to accompany the video below. Hints and tips for embarking on your own historical research.
Print-out guide to accompany the video below. All you need to know to undertake an oral history interview.
Print-out guide to accompany the video. Find out how to interpret objects and evidence from the past.
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Find activities and curriculum links for KS2 on Primary History.
If you work with groups of children and adults order our archaeology group pack.
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