People Power

A collection of interactive articles about the people, movements and projects that have shaped and improved our lives.

Struggling against the powerful is a tradition that stretches back generations. Change is often presented as a gift granted by the powerful, but it has much to do with the struggle and sacrifice of those from below.

From wealthy barons taking on an arbitrary king to the demands of the 99% today, protest has changed the world. It is as powerful a weapon of change as it has ever been.

These interactive articles will be useful for teaching secondary students.

Timelines of key events

The people are revolting: A timeline of protest
The Longer View: Labour and the unions


The people, movements and projects that have improved our lives

How did Britain build the NHS?
Did the suffragettes win women the vote?