History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

History teaching resources for schools

About us

History Resource Cupboard has been set up by an obsessive history teacher with the help of a group of expert history teaching colleagues. After years of honing our skills in the classroom, our shared passion is teaching outstanding history for all.



Download our outstanding lessons containing easy to use presentations. All lessons are fully resourced and supported by step by step guidance. The full range of lessons has been tried and tested in genuine classroom conditions.



Learn the latest teaching techniques and skills with our face-to-face courses. Part Two of Planning and Teaching 2016 GCSE is being held in Autumn 2016. Plan the course and teach it well to make the content stick and to maximise impact.



A visit by our team will allow you to develop high quality, bespoke professional history teaching. We can offer keynote addresses, one-two-one sessions and staff workshops. Reduce the stress and get exactly what you want!


Membership Options

The best value way to access our downloadable history lessons and resources – including new specially-written lessons for 2016 GCSE. Plus access to our full range of articles and features to take your classroom teaching to a new level.


Teaching Inspiration

Hints, tips and advice as well as tried-and-tested lesson and scheme of work ideas to help enliven your history teaching. Our years of experience in the classroom will point you towards new and exciting teaching strategies.


Featured Lessons

Pentonville More

Crime and Punishment for Edexcel 2016


Was the English Civil War significant?

Kaiser Wilhelm II and mother More

How much was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s ability to rule shaped by his early life?


Maley More

Why did James Maley go to Spain?


The best value way to access our tried-and-tested lessons, articles and resources to enliven your classroom history teaching.

What teachers say

  • This has been a fantastic tool for us and our students are currently creating displays for our Local Heritage Museum and our local hospital. Going ‘back to basics’ with a clear model of the various stages of enquiry-led lessons enabled us to see where we needed to improve our teaching. What more can we say other than a huge ‘thank you’.

    Sam Stewart – Head of History at Corby Business Academy
  • This site is an excellent resource. I have used a number of the lessons with my classes and the students have found them engaging and motivating. The Gin Lane lesson is fantastic. The students were captivated by Hogarth’s image and the quality of work they produced was exceptional. There are also interesting articles on teaching issues and ideas. These have been extremely useful for our NQTs…

    Gemma King – Head of Humanities at Havant Academy
  • The lessons never fail to engage the students and they always provide interesting and relevant angles for enquiries.  The formula for achieving outstanding lessons is actually quite simple but the results have been multi-faceted with students enjoying their learning and approaching assessed tasks with enthusiasm.  I would highly recommend the resources that are available on this website.

    Jude Gray – Head of History Sacred Heart School, Redcar
  • The inspector was blown away by the quality of pupil engagement and participation in what was difficult stuff. The lesson flowed wonderfully as the pupils’ questions led the enquiry deeper and deeper. It was given an ‘outstanding’ but, more importantly, the pupils loved it and so did I. It was one of those brilliant ‘I know why I teach history’ moments!

    Adrian Carr – SLT member and history teacher at Blackon High School, Cheshire