Discovery Days: Civil Rights and America

Discovery Days: Civil Rights and America

Delve into American history and explore this fascinating continent.

Pupils take part in role-playing, games and activities with our American and Canadian Studies students. They will learn about the civil rights movement and what it means to us today. Prepare to explore the vast lands of the USA!

Introducing the concept of university and helping children to think about their futures, our outreach officers will run sessions in school, both before and after the Discovery Day.

In partnership with the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies.


Is it for you?

    • Year group suitability: Year 5 and Year 6
    • Taking place: Tuesday 12th March 2024
    • Maximum capacity: 60 pupils
    • Recommended ratio: at least 2 adults for up to 20 pupils. One extra adult for each additional 10 children
    • School staff must be present to supervise children throughout the day

Curriculum links


  • Moral, social and cultural development


  • Locational knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Human and physical geography


  • Historical enquiry skills

Further information

We can help fund the cost of visiting the University. Find out more on our travel bursaries page.

For more information, please take a look at our FAQs or email us.