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Houses of History

Journey through time with this playful, animated and interactive timeline. Houses of History tells the fascinating story of the Westminster Parliament. See the emergence of universal suffrage and explore the amazing history of the Palace of Westminster.

Teachers

Not tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
A Step Back in Time

See what happens when Josie and Gleep the alien travel back in time to Victorian times. How many differences to today can you find?

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

6-7 year olds
Palace Kids

Discover interesting facts about Henry VIII and find out why he was so feared. Learn about his six wives and also about Queen Victoria and her empire.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
The Norman Conquest

A clear account of the Norman Conquest from BBC Bitesize including the background of the rival claims to the British throne.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

11-13 year olds
Adventures in Ancient Greece

Take a look around ancient Greece. You can find out about Athens, Sparta, Mount Olympus and view the map and timeline. There's also a quiz.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
National Archives Education Service

A wonderful national archives online teaching resource structured to tie in with National Curriculum from Key Stages 2 to 5 and designed for teachers. It has a range of original sources including documents, film and sound recordings.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-18 year olds
Scotland During the Second World War

Find out what Scotland was like during the Second World War by entering this site as an enemy spy. You have to gather information about the war at home, at school and on the street. Aimed at 10 - 12 year olds. Useful for other regions.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
History Essentials

Channel 4 have produced this history site for primary aged children. There are worksheets and an image bank.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
Ancient Egypt

A masterpiece! You can find out information from the evidence itself, play the games that the Egyptians played, find out about the Ancient Egyptians through stories and artefacts. For children 7 - 13 years of age this would be our first choice!

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
World War II

The BBC has put together this superb site on the Second World War which not only summarizes the events of each of the war years from 1939 to 1945, but it looks at major aspects of it such as the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, evacuation and much more.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
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