Activities for Schools
We have developed a number of activities for schools, to explore Exeter’s Multicultural history. Most are suitable for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4. The development of school’s activities has been a key objective of this project.
Please come back to this page, we will be loading new activities here as time goes on. We welcome your feedback on the activities via the contact us page.
Quiz on Exeter’s Multi-Cultural History
A quick multiple choice quiz, with 8 questions, to open up the topic. Suitable for KS2 and upwards. Prepared by Ghee Bowman
Timeline matching activity
An enjoyable interactive matching activity for all ages from Year 4 upwards. Students work in groups to match 11 pictures, 11 dates and 11 captions. Prepared by Ghee Bowman
(two on one A4 sheet, without pictures)
History of Exeter’s mosque
Powerpoint presentation on the history of Exeter’s mosque, prepared by volunteer researchers Mona Abou Bakr Hassan and Nazima Khan
Detective Activity on Manillas
Prepared by volunteer researcher Sandhya Dave
Powerpoint slides to print off
Text to match with powerpoint slides
Answers on powerpoint
Teacher’s notes and further research and references.
Exploring the Website
Prepared by story-teller and English teacher David Heathfield.
This is a useful two-hour lesson plan (or it could be split over several lessons) to introduce students to this website and some of the stories. It was designed for use in an EFL classroom (English as a Foreign Language) but could equally be used in a Secondary school, FE or HE.
Black GIs in Exeter
Developed by Andrew Bell
A series of four activities suitable for KS3 and upper KS2, exploring the experience of GIs in Exeter during World War II. Link to English, History and Citizenship. Teachers’ notes are included.
St Sidwell: play
Written by year 4 students at St Sidwell school
In January 2014, year 4 students at St Sidwell school wrote and performed a wonderful play about the death of Sidwell.
Ganesh and Exeter’s Museum
Written by Sandhya Dave
An activity for KS2 or KS3 to explore the Hindu Deity Ganesh and the statue in Exeter’s Museum. Students watch our film ‘Three Stories of Ganesh’ and explore the meaning of the story and the process of acquiring ‘artefacts’ for Museums. The activity will tie in well with a visit to the Museum.