History

History

School Radio offers a range of primary history audio resources and other resources for primary History.

The content is arranged in a variety of clip libraries that link to Key Stage 2 History topics including World War 2, Britain since the 1930s, the Tudors and the Victorians.

The content is a mix of audio clips and audio-visual clips that is available at any time.

  • Tudors Audio Clips

    Age 7 +

    A collection of comic sketches, short dramas and music introduced by Barney Harwood, including guides to the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I and a range of other topics identified in the History curriculum at Key Stage 2.

  • Victorians Audio Clips

    Age 7 +

    Short audio dramas featuring some of the key figures and events from the Victorian era - incuding Brunel, Mary Seacole and Dr Livingstone - and also the lives of ordinary people, including street children.

  • Britain since the 1930s

    Age 9 +

    Audio-visual clips featuring archive recordings supporting study of the Key Stage 2 History topic Britain since the 1930s. The clips are grouped by theme and are ideal for playback on an IWB.

  • World War 2 Audio Clips

    Age 9 +

    These World War 2 audio-visual clips include key speeches, eye-witness reports and some of the most evocative sounds of the War. There is an emphasis on the experiences of British children, including evacuation.

Programmes to download

Programmes to download at any time

Download programmes

A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. 2013-2014 now added.

Podcasts

Podcasts

Current podcasts

Spring 2014 podcasts available from 14/01/2014. Never miss a programme!

WW1 commemoration

WW1 Performance Pack

WW1 Performance Pack

Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.

Private Peaceful - download now!

Podcasts

Private Peaceful

Don't miss it - all 13 episodes are now available to download but only until 26/05/2014.

Contact us

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Teacher's notes

Teacher's Notes

Online Teacher's Notes

Notes to support the programmes are simple to print or download as pdf.

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