Today, the former island of Schokland in the Northeast Polder is part of the mainland with forests and flat farmland. The remains of the colourful history of the area have all but disappeared. Then how do you teach that history to 10- to 13-year-old children? With hands-on resources. With stories about their peers. And a teaching package that has already introduced the subject at school.
How do you teach about history? With stories about peers.
Glimpses into the past
DST gave meaning to Archeoroute Schokland. Spread across this first Dutch UNESCO World Heritage listed site are nine educational spots of many meters high and wide. At each spot, visitors can read about the adventures of young inhabitants from earlier times. Archaeological treasures and landscape features are woven into the text and illustrations. Children can turn discs with illustrations, making the area appear in a historical period before the current Schokland landscape. The spots are real ‘glimpses’ into the past.
Widest possible range
Part of Archeoroute Schokland is a quest for individual visitors. For children to really learn the ins and outs, a school visit would be ideal. For that reason, we designed a teaching package for groups 6, 7 and 8 of primary schools. That way they learn about the successive landscapes and archaeological finds on the island.
The teaching package is the perfect preparation for a field trip to Schokland, but it can also be used in the classroom by itself. With a website, children may also give a talk, or work on an individual or class project on Schokland. In addition, the student also takes the educational tools home, to their families and may inspire them for a visit too. In that way, the resources will ensure the widest possible range of this project.