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World Stories

World Stories is a growing collection of stories from around the World. The collection includes retold traditional tales and new short stories in the 21 languages most spoken by UK children. Read or listen to the stories.

Teachers, Pupils, Parents
5-11 year olds
Freepedia

Freepedia is a series of free encyclopaedia. It currently specialises in history and is a mirror site of the comprehensive Spartacus Educational history website. Definitely worth a look!

Teachers, Pupils
14-18 year olds
The Battle of the Somme

Discover the stories about the longest and costliest battle in British history. Find out how the Battle was planned and fought, about the experiences of the people who were involved and about the battlefields today.

Teachers, Pupils
11-16 year olds
Sex, Lice and Chamber Pots in Pepys' London

If you want to know what people ate, drank and how they amused themselves at the time of Charles II you can find out here. The historical source is the diary of Samuel Pepys.

Teachers, Pupils
14-16 year olds
The World Factbook

Maps and statistical information on many different countries. It details the geography, economy, communications, people, government of the nations featured.

Teachers, Pupils
11-18 year olds
Britain 1906 - 1918

An exhibition from the Public Record Office which includes original sources on welfare reforms, women and the vote and on war and change in Britain.

Teachers, Pupils
14-16 year olds
Home Front 1939 - 1945

A site from the National Archives Learning Curve which presents original documents to support information about aspects of the Second World War such as preparations for war, evacuation, women at war, spies and more. The interactive parts no longer work.

Pupils
11-16 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
7-18 year olds
GCSE Bitesize Revision - History

If you are studying GCSE History, then stop by this site. It has excellent notes.

Pupils
14-16 year olds
War Poetry

A teaching resource which introduces the concept of war through five themed poems. The poets examined are: Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, Edward Thomas, Henry Read and Rupert Brooke. There are accompanying teacher's notes.

Teachers, Pupils
14-16 year olds
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