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Living During the Second World War

An excellent web page made by a school in Scotland on everyday life during the war. It includes information on gas masks, the blackout, air raid shelters and the evacuation. The children have included family recollections.

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7-14 year olds
Pyramid Challenge

Journey back to the age of the pyramids and play the pyramid challenge game. Your task is to oversee the building of a pyramid for the king. A different way learning about pyramids!

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11-16 year olds
The Great Plague of London

Information about plague in the 17th century in Britain. There are teaching ideas for based a variety of 17th century sources.

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11-14 year olds
World War 2 Food and Shopping

This BBC site has information about rationing, which foods people could and could not buy and how growing your own food was very important.

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Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Hadrian's Wall Gallery

View images of Hadrian's Wall along the entire length. This BBC site also has information about it's history and construction.

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7-16 year olds
HyperHistory Online

Lifelines, People Index, timelines and maps give a general perspective of 3000 years of World History.

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11-18 year olds
Adolf Hitler

This essay on Hitler from Time Magazine examines how an Austrian without title or position managed to get himself elected head of the German nation.

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Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
Florence Nightingale - Getting Dressed

A beautifully illustrated account of the clothing Florence Nightingale would have worn in Victorian times.

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7-14 year olds
Burgh Life in Mary's Time

Find out about life in a Scottish burgh was like in the 16th Century, in the time of Mary Queen of Scots. Relates to the Scottish curriculum.

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Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
Florence Nightingale: the lady with the Lamp

This site from the BBC examines whether the romantic image of the Lady with the Lamp was entirely justified.

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11-16 year olds
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