School Tours at Uppåkra

Welcome to experience the exciting history of Uppåkra! Discover Scandinavia’s largest Iron Age settlement with the richest archaeological remains by visiting us – a place with that for more than 1000 years served as a commercial, political and religious center of power. If you prefer to stay in the classroom we are happy to visit and tell about Iron Age Uppåkra.

OUR PROGRAMS

Drag the mouse over each house to see our different programs 🙂

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Tour of Uppåkra (Years 2-10, college high school; 50 minutes)

We present Uppåkra and the Iron Age and the people who lived here – how they fed themselves, their religion and the wares that they used for trade. The pupils will even see discoveries unearthed at Uppåkra. (Excavations usually take during the month of September).

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Archaeology School (Years 4-10; 90 minutes)

Besides a usual tour, the pupils also receive an introduction to what it is like to work as an archaeologist. They will dig in prepared boxes and document what they unearth. The visit concludes by examining and discussing what they found.

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Gold Motifs Workshop (Years 1-4; 55 minutes)

Beyond an introductory tour, pupils experience making their own copies of gold motifs – which are among the many exciting discoveries at the site.

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The Time Detective (Years 4-7; 90 minutes)

This is a pedagogic exercise focused on the process of interpretation within archaeology – which really is detective work. Beyond the basic tour the pupils have the opportunity to interpret for themselves what can have taken place at Uppåkra. This is based on the same source materials that archaeologists use as well as on key concepts such as the analysis and handling of source materials.

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On Assignment at Uppåkra (Years 1-4; 55 minutes)

The tour is based on the children’s book Assignment Uppåkra – Between Life and Death. The story is a bout a boy, Malte, who is transported back in in time to when Uppåkra was flourishing. The can be borrowed from the library and purchased from us for SEK 100:-.

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Uppåkra in the classroom (Years 1-10; college high school; 55 minutes)

If you don’t have the possibility to visit Uppåkra, then we can come to you and present Iron Age Uppåkra in the classroom. Pupils will even be able to examine remains unearthed at Uppåkra.