History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

What we do

About us

The History Resource Cupboard website has been set up by an obsessive history teacher with the help of a group of expert history teaching colleagues.

Our shared passion is teaching outstanding history for all.  Having taught many Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ lessons between us, and gained outstanding results year on year, we know what constitutes outstanding history and want to share with you the secrets of our success.

Having spent years practicing our craft in real classrooms, we now have a deep understanding of how to teach engaging and interesting, yet rigorous enquiry-based history.

Rather than giving you a cracking idea in isolation and leaving you to think through how to knit it together into a lesson sequence, we are providing completed enquiries to download – some for free.

Each one has hours of thinking behind it and is based on principles developed, under the leadership of a County History Adviser, by a group of  Leading Teachers – read the full list of principles behind each lesson.

All of the lessons are fully resourced, have phase-by-phase guidance and, importantly, they have been tried and tested with real students in mixed ability classrooms.

We also offer a highly rated consultancy service where we come to your school and offer you bespoke support.

Read more about our Writers and Contributors.