Before enjoying your visit at the Museum, we invite you to learn more about minerals and the mining industry to prepare your students. These resources tap into the Museum’s archives of source documents and aural histories to enable you to bring the social and environmental history of Britannia into the classroom.
Our 15 minute award winning movie on Britannia tells the story of how Britannia went from discovery to the largest copper mine in the British Empire. It also tells the story of how the environment was impacted by mining activity and how that impact has been reversed.
This 3D map was created using a hand held laser. The mining industry uses this technology to accurately map working mines. Decisions on mine operations can then be made without entering the mine itself.
This video was kindly created for us courtesy of 3D Laser Mapping Ltd.
This 2.3 minute video produced for EPCOR talks about the company’s role in the water treatment process as well as the positive impact the Mine’s remediation has had on the community.
Stakeholders: The Mining Game Grades 5+
In Stakeholders, players take on the role of mining companies as they address real-world based challenges faced in the mining industry today and in doing so discover mining is about far more than simply digging a resource out of the ground.
Connecting with the Past Grades 4-8
Use this exercise to have your students imagine working at Britannia and writing a letter home describing work in this isolated resource town.
What's in a Photo? Grades 4-8
Engage your students in discovering how historic photos help us interpret the past.
Explore our Story Grades 4-5
Discover some of the highs and lows Britannia experienced through this short story of our history, then find key names and terms from our story in the included word search.
In Their Own Words
Introduce what it was like to live and work at Britannia to your class with one or more of the following topics: