Story Museum teaching resources

The Story Museum

These inspiring films and lesson plans tell unique stories, based on true events, about some of the animals caught up the First World War, including a koala, an elephant and a camel!

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy: How can we keep the lights on?

This resource has been developed by the British Council in partnership with the Royal Society. It focuses on the topic of renewable energy and has a range of activity ideas to help students age 7 to 14 discuss and explore the subject in more depth.

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria

Queens of Syria is the story of fifty Syrian refugee women, now living in Jordan, who came together to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the timeless Greek tragedy by Euripides about the plight of women in war.

Refugee Week 2016

British Red Cross Refugee Week 2016

This teaching resource from the British Red Cross is designed to help young people gain a better understanding of the humanitarian impact of the refugee crisis. Activities build learners’ empathy for the real people affected by the crisis.

The Unknown Soldier

The Unknown Soldier

Using this set of British Red Cross resources young people (ages 14 to 16+) can uncover the human stories, emotions and feeling of those who were involved in World War One. It comprises a film showing the moments before going ‘over the top’ plus supporting teaching activities.

Stolen Lives

This website is a collaborative, open-educational project, bringing together academics, musicians, artists and educationalists. It aims to raise awareness of modern-day slavery, human trafficking and trans-global child labour issues.

Women’s Rights in Egypt

These two lesson plans provide a cross-curricular scheme of work for 14-16 year-olds. Students investigate the current issue of women’s rights in Egypt using images, up-to-date information and peer-learning.