How history learners can ‘dig school’ under lockdown

Lewis, Carenza (2020) How history learners can ‘dig school’ under lockdown. Teaching History, 179 . pp. 44-49. ISSN 0040-0610

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In March 2020, when Covid-19’s lockdown restrictions saw schools closed to the majority of children, Carenza Lewis
quickly began thinking of ways to help both teachers and parents. Drawing on extensive experience of enabling children and young people to learn from practical engagement in archaeology, she came up with a plan. Almost overnight, Dig School was born. Within a fortnight, 47,000 learners in 26 countries were engaged. In this article, Lewis charts the origins, purposes and achievements of Dig School so far.

Keywords:Archaeology, Teaching and learning, Schools, History, Secondary schools, COVID-19 Pandemic
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
X Education > X330 Academic studies in Secondary Education
Divisions:College of Arts
ID Code:42547
Deposited On:13 Oct 2020 14:03

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