How to use Sheffield General Cemetery’s resources
Each resource is designed with an overarching enquiry question that can foster dialogue throughout the learning session and can allow the learner(s) to develop curiosity around the site and the topic. You can share the question with the learner(s) at the beginning of the session and refer to it throughout. However, there is no need to directly answer the question, it is there to guide dialogue throughout the session.
The resources outline the objective of the main activity, and the equipment lists what is needed for the activity. The sections, Prepare, Explore and Discover allow the facilitator of the activity to check for prior knowledge and share information and stories about the site.
The sections, Share, Create and Reflect, provide learner(s) with an opportunity to ponder and discuss what they have discovered, create something in the outdoor learning environment and reflect, sharing their final thoughts, which may involve referring back to the enquiry question.
Where there is a number, this indicates that there is a corresponding additional resource available to support with the learning activity. The additional resources are optional and can support a more structured visit. As much as possible, activities use materials found in the cemetery, or reusable items.
Safety reminder: Leave everything as you found it. Do not eat anything from your visit and wash your hands after picking things up. Stick to the paths and mown grass areas— graves are unstable.
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