Peak into the Past : An Archaeo-Astronomy Summer School

Brown, Daniel Stephen orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-1618-8816, Neale, N and Francis, R (2011) Peak into the Past : An Archaeo-Astronomy Summer School. School Science Review (342). pp. 83-90. ISSN 0036-6811

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The delivery and impact of an archaeo-astronomy summer school for year 5-8 pupils,utilising local Peak District National Park monuments as an outdoor classroom.

Our landscape has been shaped by man throughout the millennia. It still contains many clues to how it was used in the past giving us insights into ancient cultures and their everyday life. Our summer school uses archaeology and astronomy as a focus for effective out-of-classroom learning experiences. It demonstrates how a field trip can be used to its full potential by utilising ancient monuments as outdoor classrooms. This article shows how such a summer school can be embedded into the secondary curriculum; giving advice, example activities,locations to visit, and outlines the impact this work has had.

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