Diverse histories

Our ‘Curriculum Topics’ use the phrasing of the National Curriculum to help you find content that can be used to teach each individual module. Our taught sessions and online resources cover a variety of time periods and places. Many contain structured investigations for use directly in the classroom. Others are more suited for research and preparation. They all allow access into our unique collections.

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A medieval mystery

Can you decode the dark secrets of the cartoon above?

A Significant Person

Why is this person from the past remembered?

Archaeology in the Archives

What kinds of documents can tell us about the work of archaeologists?
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Bussa’s rebellion

How and why did the enslaved Africans of Barbados rebel in 1816?
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Civil Rights in America

Follow the progress of the struggle through the archives
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Hidden Love: LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s

What can our documents reveal about LGBTQ+ lives in the 1930s?
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Holding History

What is 'The National Archives'?

Living under canvas

What can this document tell us about the experience of a group of refugee children?
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Native North Americans

What was early contact like between Europeans and Natives?


Resources and case studies
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Significant People

Key Stage One Activity Book
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Walter Tull

How can we use sources to find out about him?
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Women and the English Civil Wars

How did these conflicts affect their lives?