The Double Crossed project was developed by the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust as a collaboration between science and history teachers to produce cross-curricular resources.

The project aim was to make science learning more accessible, effective and enjoyable by using cross-curricular methods to help contextualise science. By drawing on teaching and learning approaches adopted in history, the project helps science teachers to focus more on the development of arguments, the questioning of evidence, and the application of thinking.

The end product has been two exciting and innovating cross-curricular resources. Both resources can be used at Key Stage Two or Three either within a science lesson or during an off time-table exploration session.

Resources

Time Raiders: Death of a Mummy

This Double Crossed resource uses the context of the excavation of an Egyptian tomb to learn about the main organs in the human body. The students evaluate evidence from a recently discovered mummy to draw conclusions about the person’s life and the cause of death.

A cut and stick activity is used to...

Vanished: a Blitz Mystery

This Double Crossed activity, from the Centre for Science Education and supported by the Astra Zeneca Teaching Trust, is set during World War Two. There is a mystery to solve, following an air raid, and students will need to use both science and history skills to get to the bottom of it. They are expected to...

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