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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
BBC Higher Bitesize Revision

Higher Bitesize is a revision site especially for those students taking the Scottish higher examinations.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

16-18 year olds
Historic Figures

A brilliant BBC site featuring biographies of famous people in history.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet friendly

11-18 year olds
Tullie House Roman Website

An interactive website about Romans in Northern England. The site features artefacts, an interactive timeline, a Roman snakes and ladders game and downloadable teacher resources which would be good for a classroom display.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
Design a Victorian Room

Choose from a selection of floors, lighting, wall coverings and furniture to furnish a Victorian drawing room. You can print out your room if you like.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

5-11 year olds
World War II

Learn about the Second World War by using animated maps and investigations containing original documents, film, photographs and audio from the National Archives.

Pupils

Partly tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Heritage Explorer

Teaching activities provide a selected image supported by a teaching idea and associated worksheets, notes or whiteboard downloads. They ask a Key Question targeted at specific National Curriculum related historical topics.

Teachers

Partly tablet friendly

5-18 year olds
An Online Encyclopedia of British History for Children

A comprehensive history reference tool designed for primary-aged children. There is a timeline with more detailed information in the sub-pages. Time periods span from Mesolithic times to the year 2000.

Pupils

Tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
What was life like in London during World War II?

An interesting 'Pocket History' of life in London during the Second World War. It includes an illustrated, downloadable PDF with all the facts.

Teachers

Tablet friendly

7-14 year olds
The Three Pyramids

This is an online game from National Museums Scotland called the Three Pyramids. It’s a platform game aimed at children aged 7-11, designed to teach them about the processes involved in mummifying a body and preparing it for the afterlife.

Pupils

Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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