Free teacher classroom resources suitable for use in history lessons with secondary school children at Key Stage 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and at 3rd Level in Scotland.
This short film for secondary schools looks at the New Cross house fire of 1981, and the protests, unrest and accusations of indifference that followed and defined race relations for a generation.
Subnormal - A British Scandal
This short film for secondary schools examines how black children in the 1960s and 1970s were disproportionately sent to schools for the so-called ‘educationally subnormal’.
Short educational films exploring the lives of London's West Indian community during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, produced alongside the BBC One collection of films directed by Oscar winner Steve McQueen. These films combine extracts from Steve McQueen's collection of films with archive and bespoke narration, to bring significant moments from recent black British history to life for students.
A series of short animations that offer concise explanations on subjects for KS3 History.
The Norman Conquest and 1066
Animated series exploring the key events of the battle for the throne in 1066 and how William the Conqueror secured power.
World War One
Video resources for secondary schools, perfect for introducing your class to World War One.
ClueTubers: Exploring historical locations
In this series of short films YouTubers Vee Kativhu and Adam Beales explore historical sites in the UK, giving an overview of how to approach the exploration and interrogation of significant locations.
Hunting for History
A series of short films looking at the importance of sources and their use in investigating key historical events.
Medicine Through Time
A series of short animated films looking at the development of medicine, from the medieval period to modern medicine, as well as some of the significant individuals.
Short films for schools exploring stories of young 'Victorian villains' and the strict justice system that decided their fate. The films use trial testimony, census records and dramatic reconstruction to recreate the moment when these children's lives were changed forever.
Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners
In this series of short documentary-style films, historian David Olusoga explores new historical evidence of slavery in 1830s Britain.
Andrew Marr's History of the World
A series of short documentary-style films in which Andrew Marr looks at key moments and people from history.
100 years of the Womens' Movement
In this series of short films, Gemma Cairney explores one hundred years of direct action taken by women to improve equality in Britain.
History of Early Civilisations
Through parodies of reality TV shows, this series introduces different aspects of the Maya civilisation and different aspects of life in the Islamic Golden Age, circa AD900.
Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
In this series of short films, historian Ian Mortimer transports viewers back to Elizabethan England and reveals, in vivid detail, a living, breathing Tudor world.
The Ascent of Woman
In this series of short films Dr Amanda Foreman uncovers stories of women that have made and changed human history from 10,000 BC to the present day.
Exploring the Past: The history of protest in the UK
Two teenagers investigate significant examples of protest by ordinary people near where they live that have helped shape the recent history of Britain. In this series of short films they explore the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester and the Jarrow March of 1936.
The Birth of Empire - The East India Company
Dan Snow travels through India in the footsteps of the company that revolutionised the British lifestyle and laid the foundations of today's global trading systems.
In this series of short films, Jeremy Paxman travels the world exploring different aspects of the British Empire.
Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here
In this series of short films Professor Jeremy Black explains the unique economic, social and political factors that helped Britain transform itself almost entirely by the 19th century.
How could you survive in Tudor England?
An interactive guide exploring how Tudor king Henry VIII ruled at a time when the average life expectancy was just 35 years old.
What did King Henry VIII really want from a wife?
What did the Tudor king Henry VIII want from his six wives? And why would he execute them, like Anne Boleyn, or divorce them, like Catherine of Aragon?
Discover the secrets and stories of Apollo 11
Discover just how close the first Moon landing came to complete disaster with this timeline of the Apollo 11 mission, and meet the people whose bravery and quick thinking saved the day.
The Great Fire of London: What vision rose from its ashes?
The Great Fire of London in 1666 destroyed the heart of England's capital city. Christopher Wren led the charge for a new vision of London.
Queen Victoria: The woman who redefined Britain’s monarchy
Queen Victoria restored the reputation of the British monarchy tarnished by the extravagance of her royal uncles. Learn about her long reign with this timeline of her life.
Would you visit 'Celtic Britain'?
Step back in time and discover what life in Iron Age Britain was really like.
The Duke of Wellington: Forging the 'Iron Duke'
Arthur Wellesley was extraordinary: victorious general, Prime Minister and 'Iron’ Duke of Wellington. Trace the story of his incredible life with this timeline.
Guy Fawkes: Why do bonfires still burn 400 years on?
An interactive article looking at why we light Guy Fawkes effigies on bonfires on November 5th. Plus how Gunpowder Treason Day became fireworks night over 400 years.
How did slave owners shape Britain?
Discover who Britain's forgotten slave owners were and how their actions still impact our lives today.
A collection of interactive articles about the people, movements and projects that have improved our lives.