'Things' or 'objects' from museums (see the first floor of the Story House) can provide lots of ideas for stories. The exhibition of 13 objects for children at the British Museum - from the BBC4 radio series, A History of the World in 100 Objects - is the inspiration for my forthcoming series of books, Thirteen Things.
There is a series of podcasts on BBC Radio 4 at the moment that brings Shakespeare's time to life using objects.
It's called Shakespeare's Restless World and is presented by British Museum Director, Neil MacGregor.20-part series of podcasts looks at the world through the eyes of Shakespeare's audience by exploring objects from that turbulent period in history.
Other Shakespeare links:BBC / British Museum - Shakespeare's Restless World - Video clips
BBC - Primary History - Famous People - William Shakespeare
BBC - KS3 - English - Shakespeare - Set scenes
A History of the World in 100 Objects / 'Thirteen Things' links
CBBC Relic: Guardians of the Museum A video game involving a hunt for 13 of the 100 Objects
BBC Primary History - World History - 13 Objects - Lesson Plans
Schools Factsheet - a teacher's guide to how schools can get involved in the joint BBC / British Museum 'A History of the World' project
See you next time in the Story House.
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