Session resources and ideas
A collection of downloadable resources to help YAC Leaders plan their sessions. These resources have been made by YAC, our friends and relations, over many years.
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What happens to artefacts when they are buried for hundreds or thousands of years? Learn what happens to different materials after burial and how this affects archaeology.
How did people get salt in the past? Discover the importance of salt and how it can be extracted in this investigation.
How did people protect themselves in the Second World War? Learn about the construction of Anderson shelters and build your own.
Create your own medieval woodwind instrument from a hose pipe.
Create your own stained glass window using tissue paper and card.
How did people add colour to art in the stone age? Create your own pigments and experiment with colouring your cave art.
How did people look after their teeth in the past? Learn about some of the ways people cleaned their teeth and make your own mouth washes.
How could you protect yourself from disease in Medieval times? Create your own Tussy Mussys to keep away the plague.
How did the Vikings decorate their clothes? Make your own Viking braid in this activity.
Why was leather so useful? Learn about the uses and making of leather in Viking times and make your own leather purse.
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