Prehistory for primary schools

Prehistory is now on the national curriculum, and experts at The University of Manchester have compiled engaging learning tools for primary schools to bring the subject to life.

Prehistory might seem like a daunting subject to bring to primary school pupils, as there are not always resources available to get classes engaged with people living thousands of years in the past.

A team of Archaeologists at The University of Manchester's Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology have created a set of free resources that can help bring prehistory to life in the classroom, including:

  • Information booklets
  • Comics
  • 3D printed artefacts
  • Digital resources
  • Classroom activities that teachers can use to create flexible and detailed teaching.

Our resources in action

How to get started

To access our free Prehistory to Primary Schools resources pack, you will be asked to complete a short survey.

Schools located in the Greater Manchester region with easy access by public transport from the university can also arrange for an archaeology student ambassador to deliver a one-hour workshop introducing Prehistory to the class. Please contact us on to arrange.

Complete the survey

Please complete this short survey to gain access to all the Prehistory for Primary Schools resources you need to get started.

Academic guest lecture

Invite a member of our Archaeology staff to your school or college via the Academic Guest Lecture Series.