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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.

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11-16 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.

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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.

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7-11 year olds
History Lines

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

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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.

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14-18 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.

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7-18 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.

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14-16 year olds
British Railways

A detailed look at the growth of the railway system in Britain in the 19th century. There are sections on engineers and entrepreneurs, locomotives, railway companies and more.

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14-16 year olds
Object Lessons

An online display of artefacts with information from Islington Artefacts Library. Great for topics on Victorians and the Second World War. The text is difficult for Key Stage 1 children but the images are excellent.

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5-11 year olds
British Education: 1700-1950

The site traces the development of educational provision in Britain. There are biographies of educationalists and details of Education Acts. GCSE students should find this site helpful.

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14-16 year olds
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