History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

Download enquiries and resources to enliven your history curriculum

Norman Conquest More

Norman Conquest – 6 lesson knowledge rich enquiry SOW free download.


Henry VIII More

Should the National Portrait Gallery sell Henry VIII cushions?

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Peterloo More

How should we remember the Peterloo Massacre?

Clara Haber More

Why did Clara Haber kill herself in May 1915?

What we do: 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.



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!


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The best value way to access our downloadable history lessons and resources – including new specially-written lessons for 9-1 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.


History Homework

Make setting homework and revision tests easy for yourself. Your students get engaging and varied online tasks, you get instantly marked and gap analysed data to inform your future planning. Premium membership includes 150 student logins to HistoryHomework.com.


Engage your students with 9-1 GCSE lesson packages

Pentonville More

Crime and Punishment for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Elizabeth I More

Early Elizabethan England for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Whitechapel 1880s More

Whitechapel c1870-c1900 for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Cold War More

Super Power Relations and the Cold War for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Elizabeth I More

Elizabethan England 1568-1603 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Cold War tension More

Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-72 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Nazi film More

Germany 1890-1945 for AQA 9-1 GCSE

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Munich Putsch More

Germany 1918-39 for Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

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Teachers’ Reviews

  • The enquiry approach engages & inspires all. The large range of resources available through full membership has been invaluable in my planning.

    Diane McGarry – The Bourne Community College, West Sussex
  • Brilliant & engaging resources. The variety of learning approaches is superb with my mixed ability classes.

    Rebecca Salt – The Royal School, Surrey
  • Engaging, well-resourced and most importantly thought provoking for students. Membership is great value.

    Dave Baugh – Wardle Academy, Rochdale
  • Invaluable resource that will save you hundreds of hours planning whether you are new or experienced. Best money we have spent.

    Alan Chan – Palmer Catholic Academy, Essex