What is ivory?
Why have people used ivory to make so many different kinds of object in the past?
What effect has the use of ivory had on animal populations?
How are animals being protected from the ivory trade now?
Here are a set of learning resources to help explore issues related to ivory – a hard, white material from the tusks and teeth of certain mammals, such as elephant, mammoth, hippo, sperm whale, narwhal, wild boar and walrus. This cross-curricular topic enables children to explore the relationship between humans and the natural world, providing excellent discussion points in literacy. The resources are pitched for Key Stage 2 and designed to be used flexibly both in the Museum and in the classroom, and can also be used for home learning.