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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
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
Ancient Egypt

Find out what life was like 9000 years ago in Ancient Egypt. Study heiroglyphs and ancient mummies and see what they tell us about Egypt both long ago and today. Great on an interactive whiteboard using full screen option.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Ancient Greece

Explore ancient Greece and find out about Greek religion and the Gods, the ancient Olympics, the Greek alphabet and language and even try your hand at chariot racing. Works well on interactive whiteboard in full-screen option.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Ten Facts About Ancient Egypt

Travel back in time 5,000 years to discover ten fascinating facts about the Ancient Egyptians. It includes links to further information about Egyptian gods, heiroglyphics, Tutankhamun and how to make a mummy.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

9-14 year olds
Holnet - History of London 1939 - 1945

HOLNET looks at what London was like the the Second World War and how Londoners coped. It has 4 sections: Air Raids, Daily Life, Children at War and Shelters

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
History Lines

Background history of the UK written for children from the Stone Age right through to the present day.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Our First World War Guardians

Create your own World War 1 medal and read the stories of six men who were awarded medals in the conflict. Not too wordy.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds
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