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The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures. This collection offers a rich source of inspiration for teachers. Our classroom and visit resources support object-based learning across the curriculum and are designed to meet the varied needs of students from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.

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The British Museum holds in trust for the nation and the world a collection of art and antiquities from ancient and living cultures. This collection offers a rich source of inspiration for teachers. Our classroom and visit resources support object-based learning across the curriculum and are designed to meet the varied needs of students from EYFS through to Key Stage 5.
Nebamun goes hunting
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Nebamun goes hunting

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This resource pack contains instructions and resources for five cross-curricular literacy activities. The starting point for each activity is a New Kingdom Egyptian wall painting from the tomb of Nebamun, who lived in the city of Thebes around 1325 BC.
Shakespeare and imperial Rome
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Shakespeare and imperial Rome

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This ideas bank provides cross-curricular teaching ideas to help you explore the links between the world of imperial Rome and the work of William Shakespeare. It offers a starting point to learn about the wider influence of the Roman Empire and to consider the lasting impact of classical civilisations.
Shakespeare's influences: Dr John Dee image bank
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Shakespeare's influences: Dr John Dee image bank

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John Dee was an astrologer, mathematician, alchemist and magician. He acted as an astrological and scientific adviser to Elizabeth I and her court and is said to be the inspiration for the character of Prospero in William Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Explore British Museum objects related to John Dee in this image bank.
Insights into Shakespeare - image bank and notes
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Insights into Shakespeare - image bank and notes

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A sequence of images on Shakespeare’s world, including: * London, where Shakespeare wrote and performed his plays, and the city of Venice in Italy, which was the location in a number of plays; * The ancient world: the inspiration for the plays set in the Classical world and ancient Britain; * The medieval world: the inspiration for the British history plays; * The magical world: a world which interacts with, and has an impact on, the human world in a number of plays. The images can be used to explore different aspects of the world in which Shakespeare lived and how this world influenced his plays. Teaching ideas included.
Shakespeare and ancient Greece
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Shakespeare and ancient Greece

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This ideas bank provides cross-curricular teaching ideas to help you explore the links between the world of ancient Greece and the work of William Shakespeare. It offers a starting point to learn about the wider influence of ancient Greek culture (gods and myths) and to consider the lasting impact of classical civilisations.