All time periods

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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All time period  in key stage 2

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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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4099 is my name (SEND)

How can we share the experiences of someone who lived in the past?
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All on board!

What can we learn from old board games?
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Chertsey

What was Chertsey like in the Middle Ages?
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Child migration

Why were children sent to Canada in 1869-1913?
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Choosing for the Archives (SEND)

How can we find out about someone from the past, using documents, images and objects?
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Discover the Dissolution

How did the Dissolution change my local area?
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Domesday Book

What can we learn about England in the 11th century?
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Domesday Book: medieval treasure

What can we learn about people’s lives in 1086?
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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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Evacuation to Shropshire

What happened to children who were sent away?
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Foundling Hospital

What were conditions like for children in the care of the Foundling Hospital?
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Four days’ hard labour

What was life like for a Victorian child criminal?
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God blew and they were scattered

Did God really help the English defeat the Spanish Armada?
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Gordon Ford’s story

What was it like to be an airman in the Second World War?
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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: image of a king

Was appearance everything for a ruler in the 16th century?
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How we were taught

What was school like 100 years ago?
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Life aboard the Titanic

Who travelled on the fateful maiden voyage?
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Life in 1950s Britain

What can we find out about life in 1950s Britain using documents from the time?
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Life in 1960s Britain

What can we find out about life in 1960s Britain using documents from the time?
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Past pleasures

How did the Victorians have fun?
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Propaganda and the art of war

How did the British government encourage people to support the war?
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Queen Anne

How can we find out about her?
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Rob Roy

A Victorian railway accident
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Role of a Queen – Mary I and Anne

What can we find out about the roles of Queen Mary I and Queen Anne?

Samuel Pepys

What does his will reveal?
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Selling the Victorians

Victorians for sale! Has advertising changed from Victorian times?
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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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The Search for ‘Terra Australis’

What did Captain Cook’s secret mission involve?
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Trimdon

What was it like living in a late 19th century mining town?
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Tudor Entertainment

What was the effect of the early playhouses?
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Uncovering the past

How can we use photographs to find out about the past?
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Victorian family history

How can we find out about the life of a Victorian child?
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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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Walter Tull

How can we use sources to find out about him?
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What is a Jubilee?

What can we find out about Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee?
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Who was Noor Khan?

What can documents reveal about her role during the Second World War?
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William Shakespeare

What can we find out about his life?