Classroom Resources

We have included the following activity and information sheets for you to use in the classroom. These resources have been designed to help you prepare for a visit or introduce new topics and ideas to your pupils. We hope you enjoy them!

To access the documents, please click on the relevant links:

  1. Edmund the Explorer
  2. Build a Viking Longship
  3. Design a Knight’s Shield

Shaking Hands with the Past

As part of ‘Finding the Future‘, York Archaeological Trust’s Resilience Project, we have produced a series of vodcasts entitled ‘Shaking Hands with the Past’ specifically for our school’s audience. Each of these presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of a friendly local Viking! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in Viking times. We intend to create a complete series of similar presentations and include objects from different historical periods in the York collection.

Season 1

Episode 1 – Viking Sock

Episode 2 – Viking Coin Die

Episode 3 – Viking Board Game

Episode 4 – Viking Instruments

Season 2

Each of the second season’s presentations features one of our unique artefacts and explains their use, construction and history in easily understood terms and with the help of a friendly medieval resident! These vodcasts can be used by teachers, parents and pupils to help bring alive the topic of living in medieval York.

Episode 1 – Archer’s Bracer

Episode 2 – Ampullae

Episode 3 – Seal Matrices

Episode 4 – Medieval Mystery Object