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Find out about the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica and South America. See and handle objects from Peru, Mexico and even the far corners of the Amazon rainforest.  From modern jewellery to ancient potatoes, this session will help students better understand the cultural diversity of Latin America.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Session Format: A museum teacher will lead the first 30 minutes of the session in the World Archaeology Gallery (second floor) and the World Anthropology Gallery (first floor). The students will then be divided into two groups. One group will stay on the first floor completing a self-guided activity inspired by objects from Latin America. The other group will go to the second floor to take part in a handling session that includes objects such as a necklace made out of seeds from the Amazon, musical instruments and a chocolate whisk. After 30 minutes the groups will swap and will finish the visit with short plenary session.

Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. All Seasons.

Find out more on the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology website.

“Many pupils commented on how fascinating they found the session and enjoyed the ‘hands on’ experience”.

Key Stage

KS2