History KS3 / GCSE: The Ascent of Woman

In this series of short films for secondary schools, Dr Amanda Foreman uncovers stories of women that have made and changed human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.

These short films are taken from the BBC Two series, The Ascent of Woman.

These short films are suitable for teaching history at KS3 and KS4/GCSE in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and Fourth Level and National 4/5 in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth I and her use of language as propaganda
video
Buddhism and Shinto in Japan
video
An introduction to Confucianism
video
Buddhism and women in China
video
Where did the veil originate from?
video
Women in Ancient Greece
video
The fight for women’s education in Victorian Britain
video
How far did the USSR improve the status of women?
video
Madame C. J. Walker, the first female African American millionaire
video
The development of the contraceptive pill
video
How Nur Jahan ruled the Mughal Empire
video
The fight for female rights in the French Revolution
video
Why were there witch hunts in the seventeenth century?
video
Women and the battle for equality in the church
video
How foot binding affected women in China
video