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Lesson Planning: Joy of Museums

Joy of Museums isn’t just a great site for finding museums to visit as virtual school trips, it’s a fantastic homeschool resource. The website fantastic pages like this Ancient and Historical Maps page which are entire (multiple) lessons in themselves.

An example lesson plan:

  • Read-aloud

  • Find and compare the maps

  • Investigate the history of maps.

(The study of maps makes a fantastic open-ended project)

  • Explore the history of navigation

Joy of Museums has numerous resources that match curriculum topics for both primary and secondary school education. It’s a really useful digital resource for home-educators to use when starting to plan history, art, geography lessons for home-ed classrooms and it’s a great place to direct home learners to study independently about a set topic or to get inspiration for their next self-led project.