The following online special educational needs resources from the Museum of London were developed as a result of a consultation with teachers.
Jessica Rosenfield, former SEN Officer at the Museum of London, said: "The SEN resources online are brilliant ways to delve into history for students who don’t always get the opportunity to access our collections easily. We are trying to give teachers the tools they have asked us for…. to help complement their teaching objectives in the classroom, combining history, with ICT and fun Museum learning."
Interactive story – Fortunata and the Four Gods
Fortunata and the Four Gods is an interactive story for primary SEN pupils. The story is told as a chant, in call-and-response and there are teachers’ notes included with the resource. The story is about Fortunata, a Roman Londinium slave girl, who meets the Roman gods of the seasons and is given a very special box as a gift. Will her nasty owner receive the same present? We enjoyed the rhyming couplet style of the tale and your pupils will enjoy the gruesome ending.
Students with learning difficulties can also interact online with Museum of London objects.
They can explore 3D objects, including a Roman Mosiac floor tile and a Victorian child’s boot, by zooming into them and moving them around and there is also a short caption description with each object along with a key-word signing video of the caption with audio.
Click on the link to get to all of the Museum of London online SEN resources.