Living Cultures Exploring Religion (Hums)
Post on 10-Mar-2016
DESCRIPTIONMaterials required for activity (not provided): Resource sheets (print out as required) Pencils Clipboards This activity uses observational enquiry skills to identify and record religious artefacts from around the world. Post-visit suggestion: Use the sheets created by students back in the classroom to discuss religious beliefs, or create your own map showing where the objects recorded by all students were from. (Booking Essential)
Open Door, Explore Self-Programmed Wednesdays at
The Manchester Museum
Living Cultures KS3
This activity uses observational enquiry skills to identify and record religious artefacts from around the world.
The Living Cultures gallery on floor one explores the anthropological material culture from
around the world. The collection is mainly from areas outside Europe, namely Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania.
Print out the worksheet provided for individual students in order to encourage an
understanding of the variety of culture and diversity of differing beliefs in the world
Below is a guide for how to use this resource in a 30 minute activity: 1. Allow students approximately 7 minutes to look around the galleries prior to
providing the task in order to find areas of interest and to allow them to get their bearings
2. Hand out the attached sheet (if desired) and instruct students to sketch and record information on three artefacts linked to religion on the gallery not associated with
religions they are familiar with. Allow approximately 5 minutes for students to
record each object 3. If time, allow some students to share information about their favourite object and
how it is linked to a cultures religious beliefs. Discuss how these may be similar or different to some of the larger religious beliefs (Christianity, Islam etc).
Materials required for activity (not provided): Resource sheets (print out as required)
Use the sheets created by students back in the classroom to discuss religious beliefs, or create your own map showing where the objects recorded by all students were from.
Have you remembered to book your Open Door, Explore Self Programmed activities with our Bookings Officer on 0161 275 2630? You can also request to use our lunch room for your group. Risk Assessments are available on the website. Also, please check for any suggested materials that you may need to bring with you on the day.
Living Cultures & Manchester Gallery
Choose three objects from the Living Cultures and Manchester galleries
that demonstrate different religious beliefs across the world. Draw a rough sketch and provide a quick description of each object.