These resources include information about:
the archaeology of the site;
resources useful for field visits to the site;
and a range of activities relating to the site that are linked to Education for
Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).
Archaeology is a discipline that draws on physical evidence to learn about the past, from prehistory to the
twentieth-century. It lends itself to creative and analytical thinking, reasoning and questioning. The ESDGC
activities provide a context for teachers to engage their pupils in thinking about the past and questioning our
assumptions about how people lived.
Many of the thinking activities can be done as individual, group or class based activities, depending on the
needs of the pupils and the learning outcomes desired by the teacher. The thinking hats approach used in the
higher level Choices and Decisions activity 2 could be utilised to structure thinking for the other ESDGC activities.
Some teachers may find Oxfam's guidance for teachers in managing discussion of sensitive subjects useful (Teaching
Controversial Issues, Oxfam 2006, copy available; Bangor University WNCRE collection http://unicat.bangor.ac.uk/record=b1559581~S1).
Many of the ESDGC activities use evidence to construct and compare interpretations of past communities to how
we live now. They also facilitate the application of the knowledge gained to sustainability challenges faced
The resources include a 'Prezi' presentation that can be viewed online by following the link. It shows the part
of the site where archaeological finds were discovered during the early twentieth century excavations. This information
provides the stimulus for many of the activities. http://prezi.com/kyvae48jvofm/trer-ceiri-bryngaer/
Some guidance together with model and suggested answers have been included to help teachers with little archaeological
knowledge to undertake the activities with their pupils. The resources include signposting to other information
and resources provided by other organisations where appropriate. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust cannot guarantee
the content or longevity of these external resources.
These resources can be used for stand-alone class based Welsh Baccalaureate activities, but also pose interesting
questions which Welsh Baccalaureate students could pursue further as part of their Individual Investigation.
Tre'r Ceiri could also be the focus for pupils' enterprise activity, group task or volunteer hours. Please contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how Gwynedd Archaeological Trust can support pupils pursuing
The activities and resources can be used in conjunction with a class visit to the site and to maximise the learning
from a site visit. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust currently employs staff that can be booked to accompany school
and college visits to the site. For more information or to make a booking contact email@example.com .
There is usually a fee for this support unless we have funding available from specific external sources to cover
our costs available at the time.