Hands on History: Domesday Reloaded
What is Domesday Reloaded?
In 1986 the BBC launched an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations. A million volunteers took part...
Now, 25 years later you can explore the archive online, see the pictures, update the information and make your mark on this fascinating record of our collective history.
Lesson plans and worksheets
- Lesson 1 - Daily Routine
Explore daily routines in 1986 including the school day, hobbies, entertainment and technology.
- Lesson 2 - Children's Games
Explore the history of games and the uses of historical data.
- Lesson 3 - Cultural Events
Explore the history of cultural events including Christmas, Bonfire Night and weddings.
- Lesson 4 - Religion
Explore the differences between cultural and religious events.
- Lesson 5 - The Weekend
Explore the hobbies and interests of children 25 years ago.
- Lesson 6 - Your Local Area
Explore your local environment and see how it has changed since the 1980s.
- Lesson 7 - Employment
Explore the types of jobs that were done in a local area in the 1980s.
- Lesson 8 - The Media
Find out how the media has changed in 25 years.
Domesday Reloaded provides a fantastic local history resource and we're encouraging schools to get involved and update their local Domesday Block for 2011. You can find your Domesday Block (D-Block) on the Domesday Reloaded website.
Explore your square activity pack
This template will help your students explore their D-Block.