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Subjects > History (secondary)

From the personal and local to the distant reaches of time, discover new ideas for bringing the riches of the past into the classroom.

British history

3 mins A Dickensian Workhouse
Part of the series Learning From the News
Use this KS2 history resource to teach pupils about the Poor Law
3 mins Holocaust - In the House of a Survivor
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters
The life of a British Auschwitz survivor, for KS3/KS4 history

Historical enquiry

5 mins Debating in the Name of History
Part of the series Sharing Your Great Practice
KS3 attainment levels are raised through debate
15 mins Using Institutions - The National Archives
Two schools visit The National Archives for their history courses

European and world history

3 mins Remembering Auschwitz
Part of the series Learning From the News
A KS3 citizenship resource to teach pupils about the Holocaust
4 mins Holocaust and the Kindertransport: Otto's Story
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters
KS3/KS4 history: How a Jewish man fled Nazi persecution as a boy

Black history

25 mins Racism and the Beautiful Game
A history of racism in football and modern efforts to combat it
15 mins Building Bridges
Part of the series Brit Camp
Six children have their ideas of Britishness challenged
 

Personal and local history

5 mins The Berlin Wall
Part of the series The Witness
A German soldier recounts his role in the creation of the Berlin Wall
5 mins Tiananmen Square
Part of the series The Witness
A Chinese protestor relives the events of Tiananmen Square

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3 mins A Dickensian Workhouse
Part of the series Learning From the News
Use this KS2 history resource to teach pupils about the Poor Law

Series

Learning From the News
Find short, topical classroom resources designed for use with primary and secondary pupils, based on the latest news. With a new classroom resource added every weekday, the videos are accompanied by curriculum-based lesson plans, covering Key Stage 1 to 4
(116 programmes)