Exploring Sacred Texts Primary - digital activities

Monday to Friday FREE
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To support schools in the current period and beyond, we are offering a range of learning materials that aim to replicate activities from our face-to-face workshops. These can be used at any time to fit in with your teaching schedule.

This session explores the richness and diversity of sacred texts from a range of different religions and looks at the deep connections and common threads that link them. Activities in presented in short-form video format look at special texts from the Library's collections and engage with digitised items spanning written texts as well as visual and audio content. The videos are supported by full teachers' notes and learner-friendly activity sheets.

How does it work?

  • When you contact us, we’ll connect you with one of the British Library Learning Facilitators who created these materials
  • They will share the materials with you, explain how they can be used in your classroom or for remote learning, and answer any questions you might have. They will arrange to do this with you over email or in a video call
  • You use the materials with your class to run the activities in lesson time
  • After you’ve run the session/s, your Learning Facilitator can offer a 30-minute video call for your class to share what they have been working on and ask questions on the topic or about the British Library
  • We will be in touch to request feedback from you and your class on how everything went, as part of our commitment to continual improvement of our programme

These materials are currently in draft format. To enquire about piloting this content, or receiving full materials when they are finalised, email the Learning team learning@bl.uk



Generously supported by the Bluston Charitable Trust, in memory of Lily and David Bluston. With thanks to The Al-Khoei Foundation.


Age group: Years 3 - 6
When: Monday to Friday
Length: Various
Key skills: Religious Education
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Online
Enquiries: learning@bl.uk
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