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In My Footsteps

The My Footsteps project looks at local trails in Whitechapel, Limehouse and Poplar, representing personal perspectives on the historical, cultural and social changes that have occurred. Includes five lesson plans and free app.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-13 year olds
First World War.com

An excellent site covering many aspects of the First World War including the causes of the war, life in the trenches, the battles, the war in the air and propaganda.

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Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
Second World War

The site looks at how and why some people's lives changed in Britain, and Wales in particular, in World War 2.

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Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Toys

A useful collection of images of toys from the Victoria and Albert museum if you are working on a topic related to toys or forces.

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Tablet-friendly

3-7 year olds
The Battle of the Somme

Discover the stories about the longest and costliest battle in British history. Find out how the Battle was planned and fought, about the experiences of the people who were involved and about the battlefields today.

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Partly tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Coal Mining and the Victorians

This feature looks at the lives of children working in coal mines in Victorian England. It includes extracts original sources which help to highlight the working conditions.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Mary Seacole

Choose a game and find out about the life and work of Mary Seacole.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Would you have survived the Titanic?

Interesting facts about the Titanic disaster from National Geographic Kids.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

8-11 year olds
British History

A wealth of material relevant to GCSE courses. The encyclopedia has 2000 entries each including a narrative, illustrations and primary sources.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Trenches on the Web - An Internet History of The Great War

Comprehensive reference library about World War 1. A timeline, biographies of important figures, first hand accounts, photographs and details of major battles are some of the excellent features here.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
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