Plan Your Visit

Help your students get the most out of their visit

Resource packs

 

We have an extensive range of teaching and resource packs, all devised by experienced teachers, to help you plan your visit to the museum and ensure your students gain maximum benefit and enjoyment during their time here.

Imaginative and varied, the resources are all presented in an engaging and inspiring format.
To order resources, please call the museum shop on 0113 244 4343 and have your credit card ready.
 

GCSE Pain, Pus and Blood Surgery Pack

 

£ 12.95

This pack provides an invaluable resource which teachers can use to reinforce issues raised in the GCSE syllabus. It contains a wide variety of original source material and notes from the museum’s galleries, covering the introduction of anaesthetics, antiseptics and blood transfusion. This pack includes a short DVD of Hannah Dyson’s Ordeal.

 


Accidents, beatings and full bladders: life in the mills and factories

 

£ 9.95

Contains photographs and engravings of the inside and outside of mills and factories, as well as contemporary descriptions of life in such establishments. Mr Drinkwater's report contains details of the beatings and accidents and makes compulsive reading. Extracts have been edited so that children of mixed ability can access the material. After class discussion based on these sources it is possible for children to accurately reconstruct a day in the life of a factory child. NC Study Unit 3a: Victorian Britain A/C.
 

Britain since 1930: life and health before and after the introduction of the NHS

 

£ 9.95

Provides a lively introduction to issues relating to medicine, public health and living conditions in the 1930's and the tremendous impact of the NHS on daily life.  Specifically designed for use by teachers with little knowledge of the issues surrounding the introduction of the NHS.

Campaign! Make an Impact. Edwin Chadwick and Public Health

 

£ 9.95

Take a tour through the squalid, teeming hovels of Leeds, 1842, guided by Edwin Chadwick, campaigner for improved public health.  Includes a 20 minute DVD and ideas for use with a Key Stage 3 and 4 history class.  Ideal for use in conjunction with a visit to the museum, or as a stand alone resource for teaching of the problems surrounding public health in nineteenth century Britain.

Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and the Crimean War

 

£ 9.95

Contains copies of superb contemporary engravings.  By looking carefully at the pictures children can rapidly build up an idea of what it was like to be a soldier in the Crimean War.  This pack deals with everything from the life in the camps to the troops in action and is supplemented with source material on Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. NC Study unit 3a: Victorian Britain C.

GCSE History Resource Pack

 

£ 9.95

Essential for planning your visit to the museum. Contains details on how to structure a visit, suggestions for activities and numerous worksheets, plus teacher’s answer sheets. A must for all secondary school teachers planning a visit. This resource was written by Ian Dawson and relates directly to Medicine Through Time.

Key Skills Level 2 Application of Numbers

 

£ 4.95

Designed in line with Key Skills guidelines, this pack covers areas such as; obtaining relevant information, selecting appropriate methods to get results, calculating showing methods and presentation of findings.

Key Stage 1 Florence Nightingale

 

£ 9.95

Activities include packing Florence's suitcase for the journey to the Crimea, writing a letter persuading your parents to let you go with her and devising a healthy diet for the patients at Scutari.  Other activities cover learning strategies including sequencing, timelines and persuasive writing.  The pack contains teachers' notes, suggested activities and images.  Links directly to Unit 4: Who was Florence Nightingale and why do we remember her?

Key Stage 2 Literacy Pack

 

£ 4.95

A range of support materials with suggestions and examples for follow up work from a visit to the museum.

Key Stage 2 Maths

 

£ 4.95

This illustrated pack includes worksheets, teachers' notes and answers for Key Stage 2 maths.  Designed for use in conjunction with a visit to the museum, it aims to develop maths skills in an interesting and relevant way.

Key Stage 3: Bridging Units Maths Pack

 

£3.00

Designed in line with the National Numeracy Strategy this pack provides worksheets and activities based around the museum’s galleries. It includes practical activities which involve gathering information by counting and measuring then presenting it in a variety of graphs and charts. Ideal for summer numeracy schools.

Key Stage 3: Microbes and Disease

 

£ 9.95

What causes disease, how do germs spread, and what can we do to prevent them? What were the threats in Victorian times and how were they overcome? Are things better in the modern world, and what are the dangers of resistant strains, bio terrorism and global travel? Ideal for use in conjunction with a visit to the museum, or as a stand alone investigative activity, this pack can be used to support teaching of science.

Key stage 4: Health and Social Care

 

£ 9.95

This Key Stage 4 pack contains a generic induction activity designed to introduce students to the Thackray Museum, by involving them in a series of challenges and quizzes covering every gallery throughout the Museum.  The pack then extends to further activities related to specific units within the courses.  The pack is designed to cover some aspects of AQA, Edexcel and OCR GCSE Applied Health and Social Care and BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Life as a Victorian Child

 

£ 7.95

This pack examines the question "what was life like for children living in Victorian Britain?"  It includes lesson plans, primary source materials and writing frames.  The latest teaching strategies are used to encourage children to participate in exiting learning activities.  This pack links directly to unit 11 in the QCA Scheme of work.

Life Zone! Activity Pack

 

£ 8.95

Designed for use in conjunction with a visit to Life Zone!  This pack contains activity sheets, fact sheets and notes for teachers about everything from "How do I smell?" to explaining how your body works to aliens.

Primary History Resource Pack

 

£ 8.95

Essential for planning your visit to the museum.  Includes a range of investigations and activities for children before, during and after their visit.  Topics include: public health, medicine in Victorian Britain and activities based on the Leeds Union Workhouse, the building in which the museum is housed.

Privies, Pests and Pollution: Public health in Victorian towns

 

£ 9.95

Photographs, engravings and lurid descriptions of horrific living conditions are included in this pack.  The materials are structured so that each unit deals with a specific aspect of public health, ranging from polluted water and filthy privies through to food adulteration and overcrowding.  Children are given enough information to form a clear impression of why it was dangerous to live in Victorian times.  NC Study unit 3a: Victorian Britain D.

Rat Eaters, Pig Poles and Seaside Frolics: Victorians at Leisure

 

£ 9.95

Perhaps the most unusual collection of primary source material in the series.  The children can examine Victorian posters advertising everything from the Chinese jugglers through to the appearance of Henry Brown in his "bloomer costume".  The pack also contains Mr. Spark's description of the Leeds Fair 1865.  Finally the children are introduced to Dr. Heaton who kept a diary of his holiday to Bridlington: guidebooks, newspaper adverts and trade directories can be used to plan an exciting day out for Mrs. Heaton and the family.  NC Study unit 3A: Victorian Britain E.