Classroom resources

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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1833 Factory Act

Did it solve the problems of children in factories?
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1834 Poor Law

What did people think of the new Poor Law?
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19th century mining disaster

What happened at the Trimdon Grange Mining Disaster?
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19th century people

What can we tell from this photograph?
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19th century prison ships

What do these documents reveal about attitudes to crime and punishment?
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A medieval mystery

Can you decode the dark secrets of the cartoon above?
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A Victorian prison

Why were Victorian Prisons so tough?
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Adolf Hitler

Was Hitler a 'passionate lunatic'?
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Belsen concentration camp 1945

What did the British find when they entered Belsen concentration camp?
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Body Snatchers

What led to the Anatomy Act of 1832?
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Bound for Britain

Experiences of immigration to the UK
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British Response to V1 and V2

How did Britain respond to the threat of attack by missiles in 1943?
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Bussa’s rebellion

How and why did the enslaved Africans of Barbados rebel in 1816?
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Cats and mice

What tactics were used by suffragettes, police and government?
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Chamberlain and Hitler 1938

What was Chamberlain trying to do?
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Chertsey

What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Christmas is cancelled!

What were Cromwell’s main political and religious aims for the Commonwealth 1650-1660?
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Civil Rights in America

Follow the progress of the struggle through the archives
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Convincing the Colonies

How did Britain try to keep the support of the people of West Africa?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Eden’s last stand

Why did Anthony Eden resign in 1938?
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Edward the Confessor

What does the Domesday Abbreviato tells us about Edward the Confessor?
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Elizabethan propaganda

How did England try to show Spain planned to invade in 1588?
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English Reformation c1527-1590

How did state and people respond to religious change?
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Evacuation to Shropshire

What was it like in the Second World War?
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Fifties Britain

Never so good? Or too good to be true?
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Foundling Hospital

What were conditions like for children in the care of the Foundling Hospital?
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Framlingham Castle

What was the primary function of Framlingham Castle in the ‘Middle Ages’?
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French Revolution

How did the British react to July 1789?
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General Haig

Butcher of the Somme or hero of Amiens?
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God blew and they were scattered

Did God really help the English defeat the Spanish Armada?
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Government posters

How did Britain encourage people at home to help win the war?
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Gunpowder Plot

Can you uncover the plans of the plotters?
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Henry VIII court rules

How did Henry VIII get up in the morning?
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Hitler assassination plan

How did the British plan to kill Hitler?
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How we were taught

What was school like 100 years ago?
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Jacobite propaganda

What was the point of Jacobite propaganda?
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Jutland: Death at sea

Were lives wasted when the Indefatigable sank?
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Life aboard the Titanic

Who travelled on the fateful maiden voyage?
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Loyalty and dissent

How did Indian soldiers respond to the First World War?
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Medieval castles

What was their purpose and significance?
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Mining explosion

The Trimdon Grange mining accident
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Native North Americans

What was early contact like between Europeans and Natives?
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Past pleasures

How did the Victorians have fun?
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Queen Anne

How can we find out about her?
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Richard II

Were the troubles facing England in the 1370s and 1380s due to Richard II’s age and inexperience?
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Rob Roy

A Victorian railway accident
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School dinners

Why were school dinners brought in?
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Selling the Victorians

Victorians for sale! Has advertising changed from Victorian times?
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Sixties Britain

A social and cultural revolution?
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Slavery

How did the Abolition Acts of 1807 and 1833 affect the slave trade?
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The Holocaust

Key documents from The National Archives
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The Home Front

How did people prepare for the war at home?
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The King, the Crown and the Colonel

How did Thomas Blood try to steal the Crown Jewels in 1671?
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Trimdon

What was it like living in a late 19th century mining town?
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Twenties Britain (part one)

Decade of conflict, realignment and change?
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Twenties Britain (part two)

Decade of conflict, realignment and change?
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Victorian family history

How can we find out about the life of a Victorian child using family sources?
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Victorian Health Reform

How did the Victorians view compulsory vaccination?
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Victorian homes

Was there much difference between rich and poor homes?
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Victorian lives

How was life different in Victorian times?
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William Shakespeare

What can we find out about his life?
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Women and the English Civil Wars

How did these conflicts affect their lives?
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World Cup 1966

Did England rig the result?
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Zeppelin raids

How did First World War Zeppelin raids affect British civilians?