History Resource Cupboard – lessons and resources for schools

Key Stage 4

Smugglers at RyeTo what extent does the case of Captain Gwyn suggest smuggling was viewed as a serious crime in the 18th century? Use a real letter from the 1700s as a window onto social attitudes. Free downloadMore…


TransportationWas transportation to Australia a success? This enquiry asks two vital questions about convict transportation. Why did the Government begin the policy and how successful was it?  Can be used at Key Stage 3 to teach part of the Empire. More… 



Suffragettes
How and why did the Suffragettes’ campaign become more extreme? How do we get our students to  understand how and why things changed over  time? Focusing on the Suffragette campaign this active enquiry shows exactly how.   More…



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Was Emily Davison a Martyr?Using evidence from the scene your students come to their own conclusions as to why Davison died? This engaging approach takes your students thinking to the higher level. More…


LeninIs Orlando Figes right or wrong? What really happened in Petrograd on 25 October 1917?This extended Russian Revolution enquiry focuses on Oralando Fige’s recent Amazon review scandal.  Can also spice up GCSE Modern World Russia unit.  More…


League of NationsLeague of Nations Decision Making  This activity puts your students in the role of decision makers for the League of Nations in the 20s and 30s. It helps them to understand the tough decisions they were confronted with.  More…


1930sWhat was life like in the 1930s?  Starting with a personal story – your class will then discover just how complex life was for different groups in the 30s. Can they decide which historians’ book title gives the best view?  More…


NS PactMeeting in Moscow: Can you solve the mystery of the Nazi-Soviet Pact? Using the hook of a broken film clip, students are encouraged to explore the decision making behind the Nazi-Soviet Pact. This is the antidote to a potentially dry topic tacked onto a causes of World War Two unit. More…


800px-Yalta_Conference_(Churchill,_Roosevelt,_Stalin)_(B&W)How would you have coped at Yalta? Role Play. Put your students in role and let them negotiate the best deal for their country More…


What can movies tell us about the Cold War? We all love films but can you get your kids to see the hidden messages in them?  Can your students spot the main themes of the Cold War in 6 different movie trailers? Great fun and important work! More…


Soviet flagCold War Decision Making. This lesson allows students to investigate the events of the Cuban Missiles Crisis at the height of the Cold War in 1962 by using a decision making activity. This lesson can also be used at Key Stage 3. Free downloadMore…


How close did the Cold War come to Nuclear War? Was the Cuban Missile Crisis the closest the World ever came to nuclear war? Allow your students to investigate this question using protest songs, desk-top timelines and Geese. More…


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