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Teaching Out of the Box: Creating a Lesson about the Black Death

Teaching Out of the BoxA team of teachers is challenged to produce an imaginative and exciting lesson on medieval history inspired by objects given to them in a box. Head of history Iain Annat and NQT Ian Ochiltree are from Aylesbury High School in Buckinghamshire, go to Ashwell village in Hertfordshire, where they discover evidence of a community touched by the Black Death. With the aid of objects from the Museum of London and the British Library, and help from local shepherd and historian David Short, they embark upon creating an investigative medieval mystery lesson.

This is episode is part of a four-part series which challenges teams of teachers from different subject areas to come up with lesson plans, using mystery objects given to the in a box. Click here for more information about the series.

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