You can keep up to date with the education department by following our social media channels. Please encourage your students to follow us and use our Pinboards and images.
Find out more about what the Education team are up to on The National Archives’ blog.
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Our educational podcasts and videos feature a mix of lectures from top academics specifically aimed at pupils, alongside radio-style investigations of historical topics.
This site showcases:
- thousands of images from the Colonial Office photographic library uploaded to Flickr as part of our Caribbean through a lens project
- our collections of Victorian and Edwardian photography alongside a selection of artworks, artifacts and documents
- an Education document of the month set, which highlights a document relating to current events, or to one of our resources
The @ukwarcabinet project tweets the Second World War in real time, using original cabinet papers to follow the progress of the war from the heart of government. The project began in January 2010 with 1 January 1940. It’s currently run by a small group of experts from The National Archives.
The website UK War Cabinet was produced at a Hack Day at the Archives and allows the tweets and papers to be explored in more detail.
We’ve produced the following Pinterest boards to accompany some of our resources:
- Attlee’s Britain 1945-1951
- The face of Royalty
- Victorian lives
- The Road to Partition
- Teaching the First World War
Follow The National Archives on Pinterest to keep up to date.
We have a selection of videos taken from our online resources on YouTube. Discover The National Archives’ Education Service on YouTube.
We believe that Wikipedia (and other projects from the Wikimedia Foundation such as Wiki Commons and Wikisource) can be an invaluable source for students – as long as it is not the only one they use!
We are working on a number of projects with Wikimedia UK to enhance Wikipedia’s coverage of our collections and of history in general. We have uploaded a collection of war art which can be freely reused and contains a large number of classic war time posters alongside portraits and other propaganda.
The National Archives education service has its own Facebook page. ‘Like’ us to receive updates, keep in touch with the department and send us feedback.
We want to support your teaching and share our expertise on working with original documents in the classroom. If you have ideas you would like to pursue, or if you have used original documents with your students and would like to share your experiences, feel free to contact us.
Please do give us feedback, no matter how small, so that we can continue to improve our services.