In this section we have collated a selection of 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 These resources feature accessible text and structure to help students understand and enjoy historical content.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 

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.

Meanwhile Elsewhere

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

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

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

British Library Online resources

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

English Heritage – Story of England

One of several online resources from English Heritage.

Future Learn courses

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


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

#OBHD (One Big History Department)

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

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

YorkClio slot-ins

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


Interesting source collections on a wide variety of topics.

Britain from Above 

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  

Resources for higher attaining pupils.

The National Archives 

Various source-based free activities.

University of York 

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

Centenary Battlefield Tours 

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

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

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

To the Barricades

Looks at European revolution and resistance 1815-1850.

British Library: West India Regiments 

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

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