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Filth and Fever

This British Library learning pack explores what city life was like for poor families in Victorian times. It looks at the campaign for public health reforms in the 1840s and uses original sources such as newspaper articles and cartoons.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-16 year olds
Toys of the Past

A scheme of work with accompanying interactive and other resources on 'Toys'. There are good photographs of old and new toys and some elements work well on a large screen display.

Teachers, Pupils

Partly tablet-friendly

5-7 year olds
Heritage England Teaching Resources

Historic England offer a wide range of readymade free online learning resources for teachers. You can also search over 10,000 Educational Images, specially selected and re-captioned from their archive.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

5-18 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
Malleable Materials

Brilliant inspirational video clips featuring clay work in the primary classroom. Super if you are looking for ideas. Pupils create and finish a Victorian clay head. Good follow up to portrait work.

Teachers

Not tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
National Archives Education Service

A wonderful national archives online teaching resource structured to tie in with National Curriculum from Key Stages 2 to 5 and designed for teachers. It has a range of original sources including documents, film and sound recordings.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-18 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
The Workhouse

An impressive site, which includes source documents, on the history of the English poor laws and life in the workhouse. It also traces the development of the education system in Britain.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-18 year olds
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Worth a look if you are needing information on the Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, the Romans, Victorians or World War 2. Tablet friendly version of the site.

Pupils

Tablet-friendly

7-11 year olds
Child Labour during the Industrial Revolution

GCSE relevant resource which looks at life in the factory, supporters of child labour, factory reformers and the Factory Acts. There are children's accounts of what it was like to work in a factory during the 19th Century.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
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