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CSCP is delighted to have launched its new KS3 History project Amarantus and his neighbourhood. In these short videos Director Caroline Bristow explains how to use the new materials and introduces the newest member of the CSCP familia.

The front cover of the book 'Amarantus and his neighbourhood', featuring an illustration of a bar filled with characters from the book.


These videos have been created based on an online event hosted by Classics For All's Bristol hub, many thanks to them for allowing us to have the recording.

Amarantus and his neighbourhood is CSCP's new history teaching scheme aimed at KS3 (age 11-14) classrooms. In this first video, Caroline explains the pedagogical thinking behind its creation.


In this next short video you can look at how the course is structured and take a brief tour around the website to understand how you might use the materials yourself.


Finally, come with us and meet Amarantus himself! This video gives a short overview of the archaeology which inspired the whole project.

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Image credit: 

Laura Jenkinson-Brown.

About the author 

I am the current Director of the Cambridge School Classics Project and have been involved in outreach work, especially in terms of access to Classics and to Higher Education, since my time as an undergraduate and then postgraduate student at Oxford University where I read Ancient and Modern History. Previous to this I was the Classics and Religious Studies Subject Specialist at the exam board OCR (part of Cambridge Assessment). I have taught a variety of subjects in the UK state sector at GCSE, AS and A Level, including Classical Civilisation, Classical Greek, Religious Studies, Philosophy and Anthropology. Each summer I teach on the JSST Repton Summer School, to get a small 'fix' of classroom time.

Caroline Bristow