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Class Clips - History
Class Clips - History

Looking for help teaching History? Stream educational video clips straight into your home or classroom.

  

4-11 yrs

Highland Clearances
Highland Clearances

Travel back in time to the Highlands of Scotland 200 years ago. Examine the causes, events and effects of the Clearances.

4-11 yrs

Jacobites
Jacobites

The real Jacobite Rising of 1745 ended in disaster. Could you do any better? Raise the clans and see if you can put a Stuart king back on the throne!

4-11 yrs

Romans in Scotland
Romans in Scotland

Find out how the Romans lived in Scotland, what they ate and where they lived. Or explore a Caledonian village with the help of your friendly guide, Maeve.

4-11 yrs

School Radio - World War 2
School Radio - World War 2

Archive audio sound recordings from WW2, including speeches and eye-witness accounts as well the sound of air-raid sirens and the machinery of war.

4-11 yrs

Scotland in the Sixties
Scotland in the Sixties

Join Ham, the intergalactic collector, as he explores Scotland in the 1960s. Try the quizzes to test your knowledge and earn Ham an artefact to put in the interstellar space museum.

4-11 yrs

Scots and Picts
Scots and Picts

Discover the early monks' way of life in Scotland. Visit the monastery or use herbs to try to cure the sick monk. Examine Pictish symbols and create your own design.

4-11 yrs

Scottish Wars of Independence
Scottish Wars of Independence

Create a tour of places, documents and artefacts from the Scottish Wars of Independence. Tempt the tourists but keep the historians happy!

4-11 yrs

Skara Brae
Skara Brae

Explore a day in the life of a child in Skara Brae times, and find out about the work of archaeologists. Personalise your own area, save media and write and sketch your own thoughts and ideas.

4-11 yrs

The Beauty of Maps
The Beauty of Maps

Learning resources including videos, lesson plans and worksheets inspired by BBC 4's Beauty of Maps.

4-11 yrs

Vikings in Scotland
Vikings in Scotland

Find out how the Vikings lived in Scotland, what they ate and where they lived.

5-7 yrs

Cymru: Peiriant Amser
Cymru: Peiriant Amser

Dysgwch am hanes Oes y Cerrig a'r Oes Edwardaidd a dywedwch wrth bawb am eich hanes chi!

Welsh language History activities.

5-7 yrs

Famous People
Famous People

What did Christopher Columbus, Florence Nightingale, Pocahontas and George Stephenson do to be remembered? 'Famous People' covers KS1 QCA Scheme of Work Unit 4: 'Why do we remember Florence Nightingale?' and Unit 20: 'What can we learn about recent history from studying the life of a famous person?'.

 

5-9 yrs

Dynamo History
Dynamo History

Drop into the den for some dynamazing history games, including A Step Back in Time and What Comes From When? 'Dynamo' is designed for home use. Have fun with your kids!

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7-9 yrs

Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons

Imagine fighting an army of axes, swords and bows and arrows! These were just some of the weapons used in the Anglo-Saxons army and if that's not tough, imagine having your nose cut off for stealing.

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7-9 yrs

Children of World War 2
Children of World War 2

What would life be like without pizza and chips? Find out the challenges of living in Wartime Britain. A normal daily life would have included rationing, air raids, evacuation and even more. See how the war effected people's lives on this site.

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7-9 yrs

Primary History
Primary History

From the Roman invasion of Britain to Victorian children in coal mines visit Primary History and find out more about Ancient Greeks, Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Children of Victorian Britain, Vikings and Children of World War 2.

7-9 yrs

See You See Me - Picts
See You See Me - Picts

Discover how the Picts pitted their wits against the invading Romans. This site links to the Scottish curriculum - revised ES guidelines: 'People in the past' in a Scottish context. This is also relevant to KS2.

Please note this link will take you to the Education Scotland section of bbc.co.uk. Use the back button to return to this page.

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7-9 yrs

Vikings
Vikings

All aboard for the ultimate Viking adventure! Hope not to get sea sick as you embark the Vikings' famous ship and set off on this trading voyage. The Vikings travelled a lot, find out about their incredible journeys and much more on this site.

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7-11 yrs

School Radio: Victorians
School Radio - Victorians

These short audio dramas support the Key Stage 2 History topic 'The Victorians' by exploring key people and events from the era.

7-11 yrs

School Radio: Tudors
School Radio - Tudors

A collection of comic sketches, short dramas and music, available at any time and 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.

7-11 yrs

Viking Sagas
Viking Sagas

This collection of Viking Sagas is told by Loki, Viking god of fire...and expert mischief-maker! The stories have cross-curricular links to History and the study of Vikings at
Key Stage 2.

7-11 yrs

Cymru: Ar Daith
Cymru: Ar Daith

Dewch i ddarganfod hanes anhygoel y bobl a ymfudodd i bedwar ban byd yn ystod y ddwy ganrif ddiwethaf.

A Welsh language history website exploring migration.

7-11 yrs

Hands on History
Hands on History

Hands on History aims to help make history come alive for families with children aged 7-11. Step back in time and discover what life used to be like on your local high street or adventure back in time with Eric and find out all about Norman life.

7-11 yrs

Heroes of the Home Front
Heroes of the Home Front

Connect with 'living history' through first-hand stories about life on the Home Front during the war.

7-11 yrs

Indus Valley
Indus Valley

Travel with archaeologist Professor Indus to uncover the mysterious civilisation of Mohenjo-Daro. Covers QCA Scheme of Work Unit 16: 'How can we find out about the Indus Valley civilisation?'

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7-11 yrs

Iron Age Celts
Iron Age Celts

Dig deep into Celtic life through a series of interactive animations, games and tasks.

Please note this link will take you to the Wales Education and Learning section of bbc.co.uk. Use the back button to return to this page.

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7-11 yrs

Romans
Romans

From great roads to towns and even the earliest technology, what didn't the Romans do? So, what was a Roman life really like, you ask? Discover it all on this site.

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7-11 yrs

Saint Patrick's Journey
Saint Patrick's Journey

Saint Patrick came to Ireland 1500 years ago, discover places in Ireland which are associated with him.

7-11 yrs

Walk Through Time
Walk Through Time

Tiptoe down our time tunnel to find out what happened where. This site covers KS2 QCA Schemes of Work Unit 6: 'Case studies in Romans, Anglo-Saxons or Vikings', Unit 8: 'Tudors', Unit 11 and 12 'Victorians' and Unit 13: 'Changes since 1948'.

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7-11 yrs

World History
World History

From the Royal Game of Ur to the Easter Island Statues, discover artefacts from world history. This site has an interactive timeline, quizzes, videos and much more.

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7-11 yrs

Your Paintings - History
Your Paintings - History

Your Paintings is a website which aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings, the stories behind the paintings, and where to see them for real. Find out how your class can get involved and tag paintings.

9-11 yrs

Ancient Greeks
Ancient Greeks

Uncover the mysteries of Ancient Greeks through the time line, find out if the truth about Zeus and see if the Olympic games have changed since then.

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9-11 yrs

Children in Victorian Britain
Children in Victorian Britain

If you think your day's tough, imagine spending it up a chimney or down a coal mine! This site covers Children in factories, coal mines, at home, at school and more.

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9-11 yrs

Heroes of Troy
Heroes of Troy

David Grant is your vocal coach for a series of seven songs linking to Ancient Greece and the story of the Trojan War. The songs are in a variety of styles ranging from pop to swing and the music notation and backing tracks can all be downloaded.

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10-12 yrs

Burgh Life in Mary's Time
Burgh Life in Mary's Time

Explore life in the Royal Burgh of Stirling during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots. Medieval missions from the 16th Century

Please note this link will take you to the Education Scotland section of bbc.co.uk. Use the back button to return to this page.

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10-12 yrs

Scotland During the Second World War
Scotland During the Second World War

Go undercover to see what life was like at home, at school and on the street in Scotland in 1941.

Please note this link will take you to the Education Scotland section of bbc.co.uk. Use the back button to return to this page.

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