In Mrs Canney's second class, the children are learning about artefacts. We can learn a good deal about a society or culture by looking at the things or objects that people used in the past.
When we talk about man-made objects from the past, we call them artefacts.
The tactile, hands-on experience will suit children across the ability range and can leave a lasting impression.
Teaching History: Artefacts are primary sources of evidence for the past and can give a whole range of information: for example, about everyday life, materials available, technological skills, people's values, trade and communication, change and continuity over time.
They offer opportunites to develop investigative skills: for example, identification, detailed observation, classification, interpretation, recording and communicating.