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British Seaside History in Pictures

A selection of photographs, most black and white, of UK seaside resorts each with a brief historical explanation.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Mitchell and Kenyon

Fantastic vieo footage from 1902 including Morecombe seafront in Lancashire. Great for an historical look at the development of the seaside resort.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
The Adventures of Steven Seagull

You can read about Steven Seagull's visit to the seaside, see some of the things he saw when he was there and hear some of the sounds he heard. Teachers can use this as a fiction text for literacy hour or in connection with a seaside theme in geography.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-7 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
Victorians

A comprehensive BBC site covering the following aspects of the Victorian Era: Queen Victoria and her Prime Ministers, Political Events, Industrial Revolution, Technology and Innovation, Daily Life and Welfare and Health.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
Rivers and Coasts

A wonderful site from the BBC which has animated explanations about rivers and coastlines. You can see how their features are formed and how people are affected by them.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents

Tablet-friendly

7-14 year olds