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West India Regiment

The British Library’s West India Regiment project explores how people of African descent served in the wider British army in the 18th & 19th centuries. This pack provides a range of activities to support teachers in using materials from the West India Regiment project website with students of History at KS3 (age 11-14).

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West Africa: Word, symbol and song

This British Library exhibition explored literature and music from the great African empires of the Middle Ages to the cultural dynamism of West Africa today. The linked website has a set of teaching activities for Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 (ages 7 to 16).

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This set of webpages consists of 28 oral history testimonies in the British Library sound archive, gathered from Jewish men and women who came to live in Britain during or after World War II. These testimonies are personal, individual, true stories,

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These webpages use sources in the British Library’s collection to trace the long history of Asians in Britain, focusing on the period 1858-1950. They explore the subject through contemporary accounts, posters, pamphlets, diaries, newspapers,

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The campaign which led to Britain’s abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in 1807 began as early as 1787. This resource draws on items in the British Library to enable secondary students to explore a range of sources from the entire campaign.

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Where does the food on your plate come from? How old is the recipe? Who invented it? How were the ingredients produced? Where and when were the vegetables picked? Who picked them? These are just some of the question on Food Stories, a colorful websit

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