Archaeology: Learn, Practice, Excavate!

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Created in collaboration with London Grid for Learning, Archaeology: Learn, Practice, Excavate! is a general and wide-reaching resource that can be used by all primary teachers in history.

There are three stages to this KS2 History resource, which shows pupils how archaeology is used to ‘dig up the past’ and decode History.


Idig KS2 history resources

Introduction to the iDig archaeology resource

The activity pack contains 10 Active Worksheets investigating different aspects of the past such as finding and excavating sites, artefacts, burials, the environment, dating ancient remains, deciphering ancient writing, magnificent monuments and the question of who owns the past.

The resource includes astonishing augmented reality content that will bring this subject to life on your desk!

The pack also includes fully curriculum mapped activities for each sheet and accompanying resource sheets helping you teach this subject in the classroom.


Access the resource on London Grid For Learning website

Part 1 – Decode History from the ground up with augmented reality

Worksheets and augmented reality bring archaeological techniques and strategies to life.

Decode History from the ground up with augmented reality

Part 2 – AR resources

Next, in a new departure for LGfL’s unique AR resources, pupils get the chance to practise those skills interactively within the AR app. This lays the groundwork for the most exciting stage – a real-life dig!

AR resources

Part 3 – Field activities

The opportunity to have a real-life dig in your school grounds. LGfL’s archaeology expert Dr Diane Davies is coming soon to a school near you, where she will be filmed digging up layers of earth, inserting objects to ‘be discovered’ and then guiding London pupils through their dig.

KS2 History Teaching Resources



Video – iDig archaeology resource Part 3


Access the resource on London Grid For Learning website


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