This is a bit more of an ongoing lesson, a way to take your outdoor learning forward longer term.
The Heritage Hero Awards by Archaeology Scotland are free and child led. They require your flexibility and can be a great local history topic.
The awards have 5 elements. Projects can be based around any form of local heritage. This can include buildings, museum collections, historic sites or digital collection and oral history projects.
You could look at:
¨ Buildings on their local high street
¨ A Bronze Age burial site
¨ A WW1 Prisoner of War Camp
¨ A medieval castle
¨ A stretch of their local canal
¨ Gravestones in their local churchyard
I have used these with classes in the past. Every time, the class has achieved more than I ever imagined possible, their learning going way beyond what was expected.
I really think this is a great way to develop a longer term project which includes the outdoors.
This is a great way to take learning outside your own playground and into your community!