Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in history lessons with primary school children at Key Stage 2 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 1st and 2nd Level in Scotland.
Dodger's Guide to Victorian Britain
From crime and punishment to key inventions, Dodger and the gang provide an entertaining and informative introduction to life in Victorian Britain with these short films for primary schools.
Black British Stories
A collection of short films for primary schools, exploring the experiences and contributions of people from communities across the UK, and celebrating the rich contribution of the black community to the culture, society and economy of the UK. In each film, pupils are introduced to different role models, focusing in particular on the experiences and contributors of black British people in post-war Britain. Each of these central characters is interviewed by a child of a similar age to your pupils.
World War Two
Using archive video and images from the Imperial War Museum, as well as first-person testimony from veterans and eye-witnesses, this series of short films offers a comprehensive overview of World War Two for primary schools.
A cross-curricular series using the theme of explorers to introduce subjects such as science, creative writing, art and design, maths and geography.
The Story of Britain
A series of animated films showing the story of Britain from the stone age through to the Norman conquest.
The A to Z of WW1
A series of short films about World War One using a mixture of children's research, artefacts and archive from the time.
A cross-curricular series of short films exploring some famous figures from Victorian Britain and their achievements.
The life of Mary Seacole
The life of Victorian nurse Mary Seacole is told in three short video episodes aimed at 7-11 year-olds.
A series of short animations that take you back in time to explore seven different ancient civilizations.
The Story of China
A series of short films exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years.
In this series of short films, Neil Oliver looks at how Vikings lived, traveled and traded as well as how they invaded and created settlements.
A series of short films building a picture of what life was like in Roman Britain and exporing the lasting legacies of the Roman Empire.
Grace Darling: Heroine of the sea
A short film telling the story of Grace Darling - the famous Victorian heroine - and her brave sea rescue off the Farne Islands in 1838.
Tales from the Old Bailey
Factual drama series which draws on the archives of the Old Bailey online project to bring to life the most extraordinary trials from history.
Joe Crowley challenges children to use technological tricks to unearth clues about the unsung historical heroes who lived and worked in their home town.
Alfred the Great, Athelstan, the Battle of Hastings...plus the Anglo-Saxon story of Beowulf.
BBC Scotland - What we think life was like in World War Two
Listen to BBC Scotland’s 'Home Front’ drama. Then hear what children from different primary schools around Scotland think it might have been like being a child during World War Two.
Audio history lessons presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.
Watch again: Shakespeare Week - Live Lesson
We’re marking Shakespeare Week with this Live Lesson for 7-11-year-olds, as we look back at Shakespeare’s life during Tudor times, the impact this had on his writing and the legacy he left behind.
Watch again: Dodger: The Victorians - Live Lesson
What was life really like for children in Victorian times? We worked with the makers of CBBC drama Dodger to bring history to life in this Victorian-themed lesson for 7-11 year-olds.