Useful Web Links
Black History Videos Local History
- www.defencedynamics.mod.uk - 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 (n.b as of Jan 2011 this web site has been archived as part of the National Archives)
- www.annefrank.org -
Anne Frank's Diary
- www.computinghistory.org.uk - History
- BME Achievement: Black History - KS3 and KS4 resources compiled by the Hertfordshire BME Achievement team.
- BME Achievement: Black History - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 resources provided by the Hertfordshire BME Achievement team.
- www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory - On-line exhibition on Asian and Black History in Britain 1500–1850 – Galleries and virtual journeys of London, Liverpool and Bristol.
- www.realhistories.org.uk - The Real Histories Directory is an online resource tool for teachers, parents, pupils and the wider community to support teaching and learning about cultural diversity in the UK. It provides access to information about a wide range of online and offline materials, resources and learning opportunities.
- www.100greatblackbritons.com - A listing with biographies of each entry. Details of schools competition run in 2004 – the activities suggested could still be used by schools.
- www.usa-people-search.com/content-milestones-in-black-history.aspx - Chronological list of events which shaped black history in the USA.
- www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education - Lesson plans using original online source material, including a lesson on post-war immigration, with links to the Windrush archive.
- www.globaldimension.org.uk - Bringing the world to the classroom, the Global Dimension website is an essential tool for teachers, providing a comprehensive guide to teaching resources, books, films, posters and websites.
The following videos which were on the Teachers Tv website are still available to view on the www.teachersmedia.co.uk 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.
The 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.
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