The Beau Street Hoard: the end of the excavation

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Julia Tubman, conservator, British Museum My last blog post recounted the excavation of bags 5 and 6 of the Beau Street hoard, which were the two smallest bags on the edge of the large hoard. In the months since, the deconstruction of the hoard has advanced considerably: as the…

Explorers of the World

Sending my pre-service teachers straight out of the lecture theatre on day one was probably a surprise for a lot of them. Their Mission? To explore, photograph, look, feel, record and see their environment and come back half an hour later and present their findings. Keri Smith’s wonderful simple instruction for explorers in her book…

1st Kids Conference HTAV

Brilliant day – maybe a world first – we asked kids to run a conference for teachers on using digital technologies in the history classroom at ACU today (27 November 2012). Facilitated and convened with the support of the History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV) – primary, secondary and pre-service student teachers provided their experience…