Thanks to Rob for sharing Show Me, a website which showcases all the best bits from the UK’s museums and galleries.
Archive for the ‘History’ Category
Mr Haughton’s online, child-friendly encyclopedia contains easily searchable information and activities linked to popular curriculum topics. Click here.
This is the second of two posts today, highlighting History websites, both of which were recommended by the Naace Newsletter.
In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part to create a country wide, crowd-sourced digital Domesday book, combining maps and user-generated photos. Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the information and make your mark on this fascinating record of our collective history. Visit www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday
In March 2011 the great census took place and schools connected to the National Education Network (which includes SWGfL) have been given free access to the 1911 census online. Until the end of the Summer term (31 July 2011) findmypast.co.uk is offering schools free access to research the 1911 census online database. N.B. Free searching for NEN registered users is restricted to the 1911 census section. This service is NOT available from home. For further details click here.
The BBC has developed a new site to support primary History: www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/
“It covers 6 primary history topics – Ancient Greeks, Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, Children in Victorian Britain and Children of WW2 – and includes a photo and video library, an interactive timeline, quizzes, activities and games.”
Are you one of the many schools currently covering either of these topics? Schools can access iboard’s Divali activities from: www.iboard.co.uk/thismonthfree
Or if it is the Fire of London you are covering then try the great interactive website created by the Museum of London. It contains historical evidence and experiences of people who were actually there. www.fireoflondon.org.uk
Searching for Primary History resources I came across a long list of websites on Schools History. Specifically I was looking for sites about Eygpt and found the section of the British Museum devoted to Ancient Eygpt particularly inreseting. Topics include pharaohs, gods and mummification. I also really liked the Eternal Egypt site. Other periods of History are also covered by BBC Schools and the Wiltshire History Quest.
The heritage explorer site offers a theme-based collection of free to use historical images. Many of the images are linked to specific national curriculum related topics and are supported by lesson ideas and activities. All images have supporting text and can be saved, downloaded or printed in a range of sizes.