Discovery Boxes are exciting museum object-based learning resources for use in the classroom to enrich your curriculum-based teaching. They include museum objects, archival material, and a variety of activities for pupils to do as a class, in groups and as individuals as well as videos, photos and more!
We have built key areas of the curriculum into these resources so that schools can introduce aspects of history, local history and art into their classroom learning with ease, and importantly, fun! Each Discovery Box covers a specific theme, and within it, a number of curriculum markers.
Our Conducting a Local History Study Discovery Box contains 4 activities for inside and outside the classroom, including:
Local history study with primary source material
Children discover all they can about a given street from multiple sources.
KS1 and KS2
Please submit your enquiry by emailing the Learning Team at LearningBookings@scll.co.uk
Please include as many details as possible, including:
Once you have booked, we will send you a confirmation letter via email.
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Discovery Boxes are collected from and returned to Salford Museum and Art Gallery. The loan lasts for a half term, and costs £50 per box.
The contents of each box varies, and we try to include as many museum objects, photographs and hands-on learning resources as possible, as well as practical activities for the classroom and outside. Further supporting material for teachers, including resource-specific videos, downloads and activities, will be made available at the start of the loan period via our SeeSaw online school platform.
To find out more and make a booking, please complete the Enquiry form on this page!