West India Regiment

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).

West Africa: Word, symbol and song

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).

Empire, Faith and War

Empire, Faith and War

Two History schemes of work for Key Stages 2 and 3 that focus in depth on the experiences and contribution of Sikh soldiers from the Indian subcontinent fighting on behalf of the UK during World War I.