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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.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-16 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.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
Picturebank

Picturebank provides images of objects from the Museum of London's collection for educational use.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-16 year olds
History Cookbook

Find out what the Vikings ate for dinner or typical meals for a wealthy family in Roman Britain. Look at food from different time periods from Anglo-Saxon to modern times.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Find out about the excellent free learning support services including teacher led visits which include art teaching and handling historical artefacts. The site includes information and photographs of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-18 year olds
Odyssey Online

An interesting site which explores ancient near East, Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures. Information includes mythology, daily life and attitudes to death and burial. Shockwave, Real Audio and QuickTime plugins are needed.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Maths Invaders

Shoot the spaceship with the correct answer and dodge the incoming fire. A fun game to practise a wide range of key mathematical skills. There are over a hundred carefully differentiated levels.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

6-11 year olds
Virtual Tours

You will need a free VRML viewer to enjoy these reconstructions of the past from the BBC, but you can find how to get one here. See Virtual Reality scenes of London Bridge, a Viking Farm House, Housesteads Farm on Hadrian's Wall and a World War 1 trench.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

7-14 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
In Search of Scotland

Trace the history of Scotland on this BBC site, from bronze age times, through the Wars of Independence to the impact of independence and industrialisation.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
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