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Understanding Slavery

DiscoverySchool.com looks at slavery around the world and throughout history. Compare the different ways and reasons people were enslaved. Examine the life of a remarkable man captured in West Africa at the age of 11 and 'witness' a slave auction.

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11-14 year olds
The Gunpowder Plot Game

Find the gunpowder kegs before Guy Fawkes lights the fuse in this game from the BBC. You can also find out about the plot and what might have happened had it been successful.

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7-14 year olds
Tudors and Victorians Dressing Up

See if you can dress the Tudors and Victorians in the correct clothes in these BBC games.

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7-11 year olds
Immigrants and Exiles

Using the Immigrants and Exiles unit of the Higher Still curriculum in Scotland, this site aims to give practical experience in looking at and understanding sources such as newspapers, photographs, personal accounts, songs and official documents.

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14-16 year olds
Captain Cook: Explorer, Navigator and Pioneer

The BBC have produced these pages which look at Captain Cook's exploration and his contribution in improving maritime conditions for sailors.

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11-18 year olds
Home Sweet Home Front

The Home Sweet Home Front website tells the story of life on the British home front during World War Two. Illustrated with posters and photographs.

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7-14 year olds
Focus on the Slave Trade

A BBC site which discusses the transatlantic slave trade.

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11-16 year olds
The Roman Empire in the First Century

Meet the Emperors, poets and historians of Rome and learn about life in the first century. There is information on family structure and weddings, as well as details of the different classes of citizens such as senators, partricians and slaves.

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11-16 year olds
King Henry VIII and the Tudors

This interactive site aimed at 7-10 year olds looks at who the Tudors were and particularly at Henry VIII and his six wives. There is also a brief overview of what life was like in Tudor England.

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7-11 year olds
History of the NHS

Learn about how the UK National Health Service was developed. Check out the interactive timeline.

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11-16 year olds
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