Category Archives: History

Online games/simulations

We were looking for online games and simulations on our course today and we came across this superb collection of online games from Show Me – the museums website www.show.me.uk/games/games.html These games will link to and enhance any primary history … Continue reading

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Nice Starter Activity for Geography/History lessons

At the Handheld Learning Festival I attended a session by Ollie Bray from Learning and Teaching Scotland, he went through a variety of websites that could be used to support teaching and learning.  One of his suggestions was Bing, Microsofts new … Continue reading

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Headline History

The latest ictopus newsletter mentioned a website which enabled pupils to read newspaper style articles about the Tudoes, WWII, Victorians and Romans. So I headed to http://www.headlinehistory.co.uk/ to take a look. Its even better than that – pupils can read about … Continue reading

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Fire!

The Great Fire of London is a topic in some of our primaries right now.  A great interactive resource produced by the Museum of London can be found by clicking this link.  It involves working through an amount of historical … Continue reading

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Video on the cheap

Despite the obvious learning opportunities it offers, sometimes it’s difficult to justify buying a digital video camera for everybody.  There are limitations to using a DV camera; usually you need to connect the camera to the computer to get the … Continue reading

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Prison Reform: Parliament’s role then and now

A new video conferencing programme for schools run by Parliament’s Education Service As part of a new video conferencing programme offered by the Education Service at the Houses of Parliament, these pilot sessions focus on the issue of Prison Reform … Continue reading

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English Civil War Workshops

In February the SEGfL funded the development of a new VC workshop at the National Archives based on the English Civil War, and due to its popularity and success another week of Civil War videoconferences is being run this May. … Continue reading

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Google Earth historical maps

If you have the latest version of Google Earth installed, you can now access a collection of historical map overlays, such as a 1790 world globe. In the layers section, select All Layers, then look for Featured Content > Rumsey … Continue reading

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Guy Fawkes, Bonfires, Fireworks: Enter Competition and Win a Trip to Parliament

To mark this year’s anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, The Parliamentary Archives and Show Me (www.show.me.uk) are launching a competition to win a trip to Parliament. Tweet This Post

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British History Online

British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust, … Continue reading

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