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Resources

Over recent years the Museum's Learning Department has embarked on a major publishing programme to provide material of specific local relevance. The main learning publications were specifically designed for use in the classroom.

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Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Transport Galleries

Folk Museum

  • Houses – KS1
    this booklet encourages children to look at the materials used in the structure of the houses in the rural and urban areas of the museum and to compare them with their home today.
  • Homes in the Past  - Foundation
    a series of activities and questions which can be used in various houses in the rural and urban areas of the museum.
  • Life in Victorian times, Rural Housing – KS2
    the activities in this booklet help to illustrate the central theme of 'the nature of life in the countryside in Victorian Times'. It includes pre-visit preparatory work and post visit follow up work:
  • Life in Victorian times, Urban Housing – KS2
    the activities in this booklet will help to illustrate the central theme of 'the nature of urban life in Victorian Times'. It includes pre-visit preparatory work and post visit follow up work:
  • On the Move - KS2
    a useful trail where the questions correspond to the numbers on the map and employ the children's observational and map work skills. It also helps them to become familiar with the site of the Folk Museum.The trail can be completed in two parts, urban and rural.  This resource is available in other European languages.
On the Move worksheets

Questions

Answers

English

English Answers

Irish                           

Irish Answers

Polish 

Polish Answers                      

French 

French Answers                 

Spanish 

Spanish Answers

German 

German Answers

Italian 

Italian Answers

Latvian 

Latvian Answers

Lithuanian 

Lithuanian Answers

Portuguese

Portuguese Answers        

 

  • On the Move (Advanced) – KS3
    A trail suitable for older students. Students must visit the houses in the rural and urban areas and analyse the evidence to enable them to answer the questions.

       On the Move (Advanced) Answer sheet

  • Energy Worksheet – KS2
    this booklet includes a pre-visit element. It encourages children to look at and compare the types of energy used in houses in the past.
  • Maths Trail – KS2
    A numeracy booklet which encourages work in various concepts including calculation, estimation,measurement,spatial awareness and geometry.
  • Answer sheet

An interactive learning experience at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum. Meet some of the characters who live in Ballycultra town,listen to their story and use their knowledge to complete a fun maths trail. Please contact the learning department to find out at what time of year this trail is bookable for secondary schools.

The questions inside this pack relate to the Figures in the Folk Museum maths trail. Students will require their completed Museum trails in order to answer some of the questions enclosed.

Rural area

  • Find the animal trail – Foundation & KS1
    For families and young people.
    A fun trail based in the rural area of the museum. Read the clues, look in the gardens, the fields and the barns and try to find as many of the animals as you can. Don't forget to bring a pencil or pen with you to the Museum.
  • Find the object trail – Foundation & KS1
    For families and young people.
    A fun trail based in the rural area of the museum. Read the clues, look in the farmhouses and gardens and find the objects on order to answer each question. Don't forget to bring a pencil or pen with you to the museum.
  • From field to table – KS2
    A self-led trail encouraging students to explore the rural area of the Folk Museum,visiting various buildings and farm areas to discover how people lived in the past, worked the land and tended their farm animals.

        Answer sheet

Teachers’ resources

  • Traditional recipes
    'Teachers' and 'Leaders' resource - A small collection of traditional recipes.
  • Ideas for Victorian costume. 
    Why not come 'dressed for the part' when visiting the t Museum. Here are some ideas to customise modern clothing and create a child's Victorian costume. (Groups are encouraged to dress up for the Victorian courtroom drama and the Victorian school lesson).
  • Victorian school lesson KS1
    A resource for teachers and leaders of KS1 pupils who wish to carry out a school lesson in one of the National Schools at the Museum. It is advisable to book a school house in advance of your visit.
  • KS2 Victorian school lesson with poetry
    A resource for teachers and leaders of KS2 pupils who wish to carry out a school lesson in one of the National Schools at the Museum. It is advisable to book a school house in advance of your visit.
  • KS2 Victorian school lesson with religious verse
    A resource for teachers and leaders of KS2 pupils who wish to carry out a school lesson in one of the National Schools at the Museum. It is advisable to book a school house in advance of your visit.

In the past most people in Ulster lived on small farms. They grew crops such as wheat, oats and barley and reared livestock such as pigs and cattle. This photographic resource will show you some of the changes in farming during the last 150 years.It includes photographs from the Museum collections, a brief description of each image and some questions and ideas for further investigation.