SEN online History resources from the Museum of London

By Rachel Hayward | 14 February 2011
Screenshot from the Museum of London SEN story Fortunata and the Four Gods showing a coloured drawing of a girl with short brown hair and a god in the background sitting on a tree trunk and holding a reed in one hand
Museum of London SEN resource, Fortunata and the Four Gods© Museum of London

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.

Accessible objects

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.

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