In this area, we have collated a selection of the currently free digital resources that have been posted on other websites.

Pearson’s World Changer Awards

As school communities and the world at large experience the impact of COVID-19, join Pearson in spreading some positivity through the Pearson World Changer Awards and our free resources. From heart-warming acts of citizenship to initiatives looking out for neighbours and nature over lockdown, the pandemic is highlighting the amazing ways that young people are championing humanity through the humanities.

We want to shine a light on these remarkable actions in our forthcoming World Changer Awards, and celebrate the 5–19 year olds across the United Kingdom who are taking their learning to the next level to make a positive impact on the world beyond the classroom. Get your world changer journey off to a start by downloading our free World Changer activity kit filled with resources linked to the wider curriculum. Find out more

Leeds Museums & Galleries: Museum from Home videos

Explore Leeds Museums and Galleries through exciting objects and fascinating facts, with Leeds Discovery Centre's Learning Officer Emily Nelson. Museum from Home is a series of short videos which highlight a range of historical artefacts in the Leeds collection, with a new theme each week. Themes include the Romans, chocolate and Industry in Leeds. Accompanying learning resources are available and these videos are perfect for home schooling and bitesized learning. 

Kids in Museums: top home learning activities

Each week Kids in Museums are sharing a ‘top ten’ activities round-up on their website, bringing together a variety of learning activities from museums across the UK. You can find over 70 ideas on their website already. 

Museum of London's Fire of London Game

This great online game allows the player to take on the character of a child during the fire. It explores the causes and how we know about the fire, supporting children in understanding the nature of history as well as developing factual knowledge and understanding. 

Henry VIII’s kitchen stories 

This website provides some wonderful visual images of the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace. It provides some factual information about the kitchens such as home much meant was consumed in a year. It also has a video of a cook making Tudor recipes which can be tried at home - we have had a go and it was delicious!

National Museums Liverpool: My Home My Museum

My Home is My Museum is a project for four to 11 year-olds that will encourage children to learn about what museums and galleries do on a day-to-day basis. They will be inspired to think about how to bring an exhibition together by curating a display featuring their own treasured ‘objects’ or incredible works of art.

JORVIK Viking Centre - Discover from Home

JORVIK have got lots of great digital Viking content for you in their new Discover from Home page, including educational and fun videos, activities and reading material.

Shropshire Learning Gateway

Free, open-access learning resources and ideas set out by key stage and topic.

BFI online archive

The many free historical films in the BFI's online archive are an amazing resource for local history.

University of York: resources for curriculum topics 

Resources for primary and secondary curriculum topics based on archaeological evidence.

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