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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.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 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
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.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Calligraphy

Try your hand at old fashioned writing on this super Flash resource. Great for topics on Victorians. You can print out your efforts and it works well on an interactive whiteboard.

Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

5-11 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.

Teachers

Partly tablet-friendly

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.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

14-16 year olds
Timelines

The BBC has several timelines including Scottish, Welsh and Irish history from Neolithic times to the Twentieth Century, Kings and Queens, Prime Ministers and politics and a Nazis timeline.

Teachers, Pupils

Not tablet-friendly

11-18 year olds
The History Association

Download lesson plans and resources for primary history and literacy at KS1 and KS2 from the Nuffield Foundation. They include the resources you need and examples of the children's work as well.

Teachers

Tablet-friendly

5-11 year olds
Britain's Bayeux Tapestry

You can read the story of William the Conqueror and Harold, Earl of Wessex as told by the Bayeux Tapestry. A Victorian replica of the tapestry is on display in Reading Museum.

Teachers, Pupils

Tablet-friendly

11-14 year olds
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