As Powerstown Educate Together advocates hands-on active learning we are hoping to establish a History Handling Collection of items which might assist with our teaching and learning about the past.
The handling collection will comprise artefacts – either real or replica – from a range of historical periods from wrought iron cooking pots to vinyl records from the 1960s. A ‘wish-list’ of possible items has been created by the teachers and is attached for your perusal, however we would also be interested in viewing any additional items which you think may be of benefit to the History curriculum.
If you would like to donate any historical items to our handling collection, please note the ownership of the item will be transferred to the school and we have drawn up an agreement to this effect which we will be asking donors to sign.
If you have any questions about donations for the handling collection, please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or arrange to speak with me after school.
History Curriculum Development Co-Ordinator
Handling Collection Wish List
|Butter Paddle||Wooden Butter Paddle||Pre-1950s|
|Washboard||Wood and glass washboard||Pre-1900s|
|Telephone||Rotary dial telephone||Pre-1990s|
|Vinyl Records||Variety of records||1960s+|
|Cassette Tapes||Variety of cassette tapes||1980s|
|CD||Variety of CDs||1990s-2000s|
|Clothing||Era- specific clothing eg: platforms||Pre-1980s|
|Stool||Three-legged wooden milking stool||Pre-1960s|
|Cooking Pots||Cast iron cooking pots and pans||Pre-1960s|
|Oil Lamp||Various style traditional oil lamp||Pre-1960s|
|Photos/Postcards||Historic photos and postcards eg John Hinde postcards||Various|
|Medieval Castle||Model of Medieval Castle||Medieval|
|Maps||Historic maps especially of Dublin 15||Any|
|Baby bottle||Old glass baby bottle||Pre-1970s|
|Toys||Toys from the past spinning tops, yoyos, or wooden toys||Any|