Weaponry is a great way to engage both boys and girls at the start of any historical topic.
Encourage further questioning and historical enquiry around the artefact, who would have made the shield? Where would it have been used? What’s it made from? Etc. Give a real sense of period by letting you pupils hold the shield under adult supervision.
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