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A Vision of Britain Through Time

See how your locality in Britain has changed since 1801 try this site created by Great Britain Historical GIS Project at Portsmouth University. Search by postcode or place name. It includes maps, statistical information and historical descriptions.

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Partly tablet friendly

14-18 year olds
Filth and Fever

This British Library learning pack explores what city life was like for poor families in Victorian times. It looks at the campaign for public health reforms in the 1840s and uses original sources such as newspaper articles and cartoons.

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Tablet friendly

11-16 year olds
Calligraphy

Try your hand at old fashioned writing on this super Flash resource. Great for topics on Victorians. You can print out your efforts and it works well on an interactive whiteboard.

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5-11 year olds
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.

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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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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.

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Tablet friendly

11-14 year olds
Mary Seacole

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

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Not tablet friendly

7-11 year olds
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