Learning resources

Curriculum-linked learning resources designed to work in the classroom.

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A painting inspired by the 50th anniversary of the departure of Sir John Franklin’s doomed Arctic expedition from Britain in 1845.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Geography, History

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The fundamental customer service the Museum provides, is access for everyone to its historical buildings and unique collections. As a result, we have a very wide range of customer needs and types.

Key stage:
Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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Develop your descriptive skills by closely observing an image of an animal, then describing it to a partner for them to draw.

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art

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Design and technology at the Museum investigation worksheet

Key stage:
Post-16
School subject:
Leisure & tourism

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Image of a Barbary (or Ottoman) corsair – often called ‘Barbary pirates’ – who were based in North Africa. 

Key stage:
Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2
School subject:
History

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What happened on Francis Drake’s famous voyage? And what did his contemporaries think of him? Students step into the shoes of those who knew Francis Drake to develop their own hypothesis about whether Francis Drake was a pirate, an explorer or a privateer.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

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Students examine a range of historical sources to research and refine their hypothesis as they explore the question: Was Francis Drake a pirate, an explorer or a privateer?

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

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Includes definitions of pirate, explorer, privateer; a Question Time-style intro; and character information for students in the hot seat.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

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Questions to answer while watching the film ‘Around the world with Francis Drake’.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

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Questions to answer while watching the film ‘Around the world with Francis Drake’.

Key stage:
Key Stage 2
School subject:
Art, Geography, History, Literacy

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