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Workshop: Make a Prehistoric Pot - Prehistoric Handling

See original Neolithic and Bronze Age pottery, handle museum replicas and using the same tools and techniques as prehistoric potters, create a clay model to take home

Workshop at a Glance 

Level  1st – 6th Class
Group Size  Designed for groups of 30 max
Duration 75 mins
Location Prehistoric Ireland Exhibition, Ground Floor and Learning Resource Room, First Floor, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, Kildare Street
Days available Wednesdays during term time
Time available 10:15am
Accessibility This workshop is not wheelchair accessible 



Curriculum Links 

SESE History

  • Working as an Historian Time and Chronology / Using Evidence / Change and Continuity / Cause and Effect / Synthesis and Communication / Empathy
  • Early People and Ancient Societies Stone Age Peoples / Bronze Age Peoples
  • Story Stories from the lives of the people in the past
  • Continuity and Change Over Time Homes, House and Urban Developments / Food and Farming / Literature, Arts, Crafts and Culture

Other curriculum links include

  • English Receptiveness to Language / Competence and Confidence in using Language
  • Visual Arts Concepts /An awareness of shape/form / Pattern and Rhythm / Developing form in Clay / Looking and responding 



Learning Outcomes 

  • See real artefacts from the Stone Age and Bronze Age in Ireland
  • Learn how people in Stone and Bronze Age Ireland developed skills and used the raw materials available to them to survive
  • Learn about the construction, decorating and firing of prehistoric pottery
  • Track the development of pottery from the Stone Age into the Bronze Age
  • Handle museum standard replicas of Stone and Bronze Age pottery
  • Use the skills which you have learned about to recreate your own prehistoric pot.