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Useful Web Links

General Sites and Organisations | 1800 to Present | 0 to 1800 AD | Ancient History and Archaeology | Black History | Videos | Local History

General Sites and Organisations

1800 to Present

  • - A free teaching resource bank for 14-16 year olds from the Ministry of Defence. Nearly 100 complete lesson plans provide real-life and topical contexts for students to apply their learning. Plus over 1,000 film clips, images and animations are available to access. (n.b as of Jan 2011 this web site has been archived as part of the National Archives)

0 to 1800 AD

Ancient History and Archaeology

Black History

History Videos

The following videos which were on the Teachers Tv website are still available to view on the website. They were part of a week of programmes of History Lesson Starters, Ideas, and enlightening documentaries:

Primary History: Vicious Vikings  

Tim Browse, Pete Jackson and Alexa Vickery, both from Headley Park Primary School, Bristol, emphasise skills for learning, aiming to teach the skills of a historian that can be transferred to other historic periods.

Primary Cross Curriculum: World War II 

A Year 5 teacher demonstrates three great lesson ideas for teaching World War II, focusing on Drama, Literacy and Design and Technology

Lesson Starters: The Holocaust 

Six KS3 history lesson starters on the Holocaust, featuring archive footage, personal testimonies from survivors and other material. There are testimonies from eye witnesses regarding the Auschwitz Orchestra, pre-war home movie footage of a Jewish family in Germany as well as the story of Leon Greenman, one of a few British Jews deported to Auschwitz. The video is designed to stimulate classroom discussions on the subject.

Hertfordshire Memories

Herts MemoriesThe Herts Memories website was launched in 2009 to celebrate life in Hertfordshire.  It is for people of all ages and backgrounds, from teenagers to teachers, families to local historians; it's about much more than history.

The opportunities for students to get involved in recording local history and their present day communities are virtually endless.

Find out more....