Carmarthenshire Peat Bogs Educational Resources
The ‘Carmarthenshire peat bogs' project was a partnership project led by Carmarthenshire County Council and supported by Swansea University and Dyfed Archaeological Trust and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Working on five commons near Brechfa and Llanfynydd the project, also supported with funding from Natural Resources Wales and Carmarthenshire County Council, sought to explore the history of the bogs, celebrate the special bog habitats and species, and take action to conserve these important habitats for the future. It has involved local people and school children in discovering archaeology and understanding the significance of the site.
The project has also produced this education resource. During the project two local primary schools and a secondary school visited this fascinating site and took part in a variety of classroom activities relating to their visit. It is hoped that this educational resource will be used by schools to encourage and enable school children to discover the peat bogs' historical significance and broad educational potential.
The resources have been developed by a qualified teacher to work with key stage 2 and key stage 3, with as many links to the curriculum as possible. Some of the resources may, however, need to be adapted to suit your class's needs and age group.
Before teaching any of the units it is advised that you visit one of the peat bogs to familiarise yourself with the sites.
Carmarthenshire Peat Bogs – Teacher notes
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