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RSPCA History and Archive Education Resources

This exciting new history project for schools is a collaboration between the RSPCA Archive and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

It will inspire and spike the curiosity of young people by introducing them to our amazing history - rescuing animals and preventing cruelty for almost 200 years.

Welcome to our Table Talking Archive Project

This exciting new history project for schools is a collaboration between the RSPCA Archive and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
 
It will inspire and spike the curiosity of young people by introducing them to the Society's amazing history - rescuing animals and preventing cruelty for almost 200 years.

What is Table Talking?

Table Talking is a communication and empathy building activity where pupils share their opinions and practice their critical thinking. Pupils will read a 'Table Talking' prompt and take turns to share their thoughts using one of the following starters: "I think..." "I agree because..." "I disagree because..."
 
Table Talking prompts are designed to start discussions and in each of the topics we have suggested different options depending on the age and ability of your class. There are no 'wrong' opinions and some pupils might change theirs after the activity!

Download the RSPCA Archive Project Resource Packs