History GCSE / National 5: Exploring the past: Protest

Two teenagers investigate significant examples of protest by ordinary people near where they live that have helped shape the recent history of Britain.

They explore the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester and the Jarrow March of 1936.

Both films piece together contemporary interviews with archive material from the time to build a picture of why protesters took action and what they achieved.

This series will be relevant for teaching History GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 in Scotland.

The Peterloo Massacre of 1819
video
The Jarrow March
video