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Classroom activities

This website has been designed with the curriculum in mind. If you want to use the website, timeline or objects in a classroom they will work just as well at an individual workstation, with a projector or with an interactive whiteboard.

We have suggested a couple of classroom activities for each theme. Some of these might serve as an introduction to the subject, while others may summarise a theme. The methods used in these activities can be adapted for use with the other themes too.

Your students can also use this website to do their own research and play the multimedia games, which have been designed to promote understanding of the themes.

Classroom activity ideas by theme

  • Belief and medicine 
  • Diseases and epidemics 
  • Hospitals 
  • Practising medicine 
  • Public health 
  • Science and medicine 
  • Surgery 
  • Treatments and cures 
  • Understanding the body 
  • War and medicine
  • Birth and death 
  • Controversies 
  • Diagnosis 
  • Mental health and illness
  • Technology
  • Traditions