Exploring the past: the history of protest in the UK

Three 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, the Jarrow March of 1936 and the Guildford Sit-in of 1968.

Each film pieces together contemporary interviews with archive material from the time to build a picture of why protesters took action and what they achieved.

This clip 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
The Jarrow March
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The Guildford Sit-in
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