Lesson plans

Lesson plan: Focus on museums, galleries and heritage

Learning objectives

This lesson is designed for secondary school students in years 7-11. It's designed to be approximately 70 minutes although it can be adapted with extension activities. 

Lesson objective: To demonstrate you can identify careers in museums, galleries and heritage


  • To bring the gallery curation experience to life by virtually discovering objects featuring in exhibitions at the V&A
  • To experience and solve a workplace task

Literacy: Comprehension - reading and interpreting information

Numeracy: Statistics

Gatsby benchmarks:
Benchmark 2 - Learning from career and labour market information.
Benchmark 4 - Linking curriculum learning to careers

Lesson planner, slides and accompanying worksheets

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Please note, the Powerpoint slides include the following films that are embedded from Vimeo and YouTube: