Links

In this section, we have collated a selection of links to free home-learning resources and projects from 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

Support your history students with free access to Pearson’s e-books

Are you aware that Pearson is currently offering UK Schools free access to many of their ebooks until the end of August? Once teachers have gained access to these student-facing materials, you can then share them with your students to use at home. Included are Exploring History for KS3, core, foundation-level and revision books for Edexcel GCSE and student books for Edexcel A level student books. These resources feature accessible text and structure to help students understand and enjoy historical content. Request your free access
 

Schools History Project essay competition

http://www.schoolshistoryproject.co.uk/schools-history-project-essay-competition-in-association-with-professor-peter-frankopan-and-no-more-marking/ 

Working with the historian Peter Frankopan, the SHP have opened an essay competition for primary and secondary pupils using the title: “If 1066 is said to be the most important date in English history, what is the equivalent in another country?” The deadline is 4th May. See the website for more details.
 

Centre for Holocaust Education

Centre for Holocaust Education have published a number of self-directed or guided online materials for KS3 students including:

  • Resistance and the Holocaust - 3 online lessons designed to encourage students to explore their own existing understandings of resistance and helps them consider how our expectations of people during the Holocaust measure up to the realities. The aim is for students to acquire a better understanding of Jewish agency and action during the Holocaust.
     
  • The struggle to survive: resilience and survival in the Warsaw Ghetto - a lesson that helps young people explore the horrific conditions of the ghetto using primary sources to uncover how the Jewish population incarcerated there struggled to survive relying extensively on self-help aid and smuggling. It also demonstrates remarkable evidence of resilience and resistance shown by Jews as they continued to pursue in secret religious life and Jewish education. Through this lesson the myth of Jews being passive in the face of the Holocaust is challenged.
     

Meanwhile Elsewhere

https://meanwhileelsewhereinhistory.wordpress.com/

These crowd sourced worksheets are designed to help students to learn that events were happening across the world at the same time as the events they study in the main school curriculum.

Free stories on audible

https://stories.audible.com/search-stories?keywords=history&ref=adbl_ent_anon_ds_sc_sb_tp-0-0

While schools are closed, books for children have been made available free on audible. This is the link to the history related titles, including EH Gombrich ‘A Little History of the World’.
 

University of York Archaeology Department

https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/schools/

Education resources online for primary and secondary students from academic archaeologists.
 

British Library Online resources

https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources

Sources and texts on a wide variety of topics useful for pupils.
  

English Heritage – Story of England

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/

One of several online resources from English Heritage.
  

Future Learn courses

https://www.futurelearn.com/search?q=history

147 online courses that are free and accessible for older students.
  

Citizens800

https://www.citizens800.org/schools/

Many film clips and sources on a wide variety of topics from the history department at Royal Holloway University.
  

#OBHD (One Big History Department)

https://onebighistorydepartment.com/2019/05/14/where-can-i-find/

Free resources and great ideas from the HA’s Secondary Committee
  

Thinkinghistory.co.uk

http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/

An excellent site of teaching materials, many of which can be adapted for online learning.
  

YorkClio slot-ins

https://yorkclio.com/slot-ins/

Two-page narratives of all different people and events that can be given to students.
  

Historiana

https://historiana.eu/#/historical-content

Interesting source collections on a wide variety of topics.
  

Britain from Above 

https://britainfromabove.org.uk/ 

Want to go time-travelling across Britain, from the air? The "Britain From Above" historic archive is now free in high resolution and it is incredible. 96,000 photos of landscapes, cities and buildings - many long-lost, many extraordinary. 
 

Mr Allsop History

Chronological list of history pod episodes 

HistoryPod is a daily podcast that presents a summary of one event that occurred on that day in history - over 700 in total. 
 

University of York

School Resource Packs 

Lesson plans full of engaging exercises and images from our collection, aimed at KS2-KS4 pupils studying Art, English, History, Creative Writing and more! All freely available online.
 

Oxford University

https://www.history.ox.ac.uk/resources-schools  

Resources for higher attaining pupils.
 

The National Archives

https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/ 

Various source-based free activities.
 

University of York

https://www.york.ac.uk/archaeology/schools/ 

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

Centenary Battlefield Tours

https://www.centenarybattlefieldtours.org/teaching-resources/teaching-resources-landing-page/ 

From the recently-finished UCL project - nice podcasts and resources. 

The Last Stand: Napoleon's 100 days in 100 objects

https://100days.eu/

Traces the course of events over the 100 days up to Napoleon's surrender.
 

To the Barricades

https://barricades.ac.uk/

Looks at European revolution and resistance 1815-1850.
  

British Library: West India Regiments

https://www.bl.uk/west-india-regiment 

Explore changes in racial thought through the history of the West India Regiments. For pupils 11-14.



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