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NEW: Examination stories - examples of the bizarre minds of pupils.

 

 

The 1960s: a decade of change
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this SoW is designed for collaborative use with English and Drama.  Also check this GCSE project from the Sir Bernard Lovell School History Department. Includes assignment plus links.

Children's thinking in history: developing concepts in relation to Citizenship
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Here are some links to web sites that may assist teachers of history. Links can be found on this page and other pages by choosing from the menu on the left of this page.

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Ancient History  National Geographic Society. Explore the Pyramids, includes a quiz game on daily life in Ancient Egypt and several lesson plans on Mummies.
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Egypt: Secrets of an Ancient World

bulletArchaeology  The website has a comprehensive A-Z of Archaeology and an illustrated timeline.
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Time Team

bulletArt and Architecture Pevsner Architectural Guides site includes an introduction to architecture.
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http://www.lookingatbuildings.org.uk

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Political concepts and ideas site that describes anarchism to zionism.
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http://politics99.co.uk/theory.htm

MEDIEVAL PERIOD

bulletBattle of Hastings This online activity involves the students looking at the various accounts we have of the battle.
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Battle of Hastings

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Castles Irish school site about Norman Castles. Motte & Bailey etc.
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http://www.iol.ie/%7Esligogrm/index.htm

bullet Domesday Book PRO activity site.
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Domesday Book

bulletMedieval World  Channel 4 website.
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Medieval Britain

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Castles

bulletPilgrimages "Why did people go on pilgrimages?" DfEE Standards site for RE. Aimed at Y7 pupils the material attempts to explain why the cult of relics was an important aspect of medieval religion.
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Pilgrimages

bulletThomas Beckett and  Henry II  Collection of differentiated lessons includes a lesson commentary that allows the students to mark their own work.
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Thomas Becket and Henry II

SLAVERY

bulletAmerica US Public Broadcasting site on slavery in America is presented in four parts. The Terrible Transformation (1450-1750), Revolution (1750-1805), Brotherly Love (1791-1831) and Judgement Day (1831-1865).
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Slavery

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Abolition  PRO snapshot of the Abolition Acts of 1807 and 1833 and how it affected slavery.
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Abolition of Slavery

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Bristol and Britain The key role of Britain and the part played by the city of Bristol tend to be placed in the background against the wealth of material available to studying slavery in the United States. The PRO site above and this site with good links to other material help to reveal the true scale of the profits that Britain accrued from this trade.
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http://www.hotwells.freeserve.co.uk/slavetrade.html

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Witness Former slaves interviewed in the 1930s.
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http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/wpa/wpahome.html

TWENTIETH CENTURY WORLD

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BBC 'On this day' Choose a day from 1950 for background information on an event and a video or audio stream of a contemporary news report.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday

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Cold War Biographies  Truman to Gorbachev
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http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/

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Cold War - Berlin Airlift
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http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/coldwar/G4/cs1/default.htm

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Cold War Policies
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http://www.surveillance-video.com/war-april-2009.html

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Churchill  Era Using archive material in the classroom the Churchill Era will be divided into units reflecting the great public issues and events which arose during the long career of Winston Churchill.
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The Churchill Era

bulletHuman Rights:    This website by PBS has been created to support a documentary, a timeline, photo gallery and an essay on President Carter's contribution.
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American experience: Jimmy Carter

bulletGuardian   This website contains hundreds of important articles that have appeared in the Guardian during the 20th Century.
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Guardian Century

bulletHolocaust  United States Holocaust Memorial Museum  
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Holocaust - US Memorial Museum

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Naval History British naval history from WWI to the Falklands.
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http://www.naval-history.net/

bulletGermany: Rhineland   PRO snapshot. On March 7th 1936 German troops marched into the Rhineland. This was Hitler's first illegal act in foreign relations since coming to power in 1933 and it threw the European allies, especially France and Britain, into confusion.
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Rhineland

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Germany: Weimar Website dedicated to study of Weimar Republic.
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http://www.kdhs.org.uk/history/as/as_unit2/weimarnotes.htm

bulletSpanish Civil War   During the Spanish Civil War millions of workers collectivized the land and took over industry to pursue their vision of a new society. This website tells their story and the story of those who fought alongside them. READ: George Orwell 'Homage to Catalonia'
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Spanish Civil War and Anarchism

bulletOral History: Studs Terkel   The life and work of Studs Terkel, one of the world's great oral historians. I've quoted from him quite often.
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Studs Terkel: Oral History

bulletJohn Clare's website   John Clare's website includes 'basics-only' texts on Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations, Road to WWII, Cold War, Soviet Union 1917-41 and Britain and World War II. The website also contains coursework materials on Haig and Votes for Women. The website also features Revision Sheets and Exemplar Essays on some 30 topics.
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bulletVietnam War   Photographic website.
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Vietnam War in photographs

WOMEN'S HISTORY

bulletExplorers  This website is dedicated to women who have explored the world around them.
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Female Explorers

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Women's Suffrage Public Record Office website deals with the campaign for the vote; the case for women's suffrage and wider issues relating to women.
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http://learningcurve.pro.gov.uk/britain1906-18/g3/gallery3.htm

WORLD AT WAR

bulletWorld War I Archive website that links with CD-Rom includes Study Notes and other resources include Treaty of Versailles Role Play exercise. **
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http://www.granada-learning.com/products/ww1/

bulletWorld War I, Encyclopedia useful tool for studying this period.
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http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWW.htm

bulletWorld War I, Zeppelins  PRO. When the war started in 1914, the German armed forces had several Zeppelins, each capable of travelling at about 85 m.p.h. and carrying up to 2 tons of bombs. With military deadlock on the Western Front, they decided to use them against towns and cities in Britain. The first raid was on Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in January 1915. This Public Record Office activity involves students studying documents that refer to a Zeppelin raid on Hull in June 1915.
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Zeppelins and the First World War

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World War II, US homefront  ThinkQuest, a US educational web site. It includes a timeline, an artifact museum and a simulation that allows students to follow the lives of five American families during the school year of September 1943-June 1944.
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America - The Homefront

bulletWorld War II, Directory of sites  This comprehensive directory contains over 800 websites on the Second World War:
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Second World War Open Directory

bulletBlitz  What was it like in London during the Second World War? How did Londoners cope with the Blitz , the website has four sections - Air Raids, Daily Life, Children at war and Shelters - and contain photographs, paintings, posters, diaries, personal reflections and local newsletters from and about the people of London.
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http://www.holnet.org.uk/learn_tea/index.htm

bulletD-Day memories  The eye witness accounts of those who took part in this major event of WW2 are recalled at this site. Good for source material.
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http://www.normandy1944.info also see;-

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/secondworldwar/dday/0,14564,1216111,00.html

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Germany: Nazi Propaganda Collection of English translations of Nazi propaganda from 1933.
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http://www.calvin.edu/academic/cas/gpa/ww2era.htm#Posters

bulletGermany in 1930s: Newspaper articles  Gareth Jonesís articles were written and published following his visits to Germany in February and June 1933 and in August 1934 mainly, in The Western Mail
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Gareth Jones' Newspaper Articles

 

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