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.

The State of the Middle East Atlas

This book is an excellent tool for understanding the Middle East and its pivotal role in global politics. It explores the complexity of the region: its emergence from fallen empires, the shaping of its current contours by oil and outside intervention

Discovering Galapagos

Galapagos is a group of volcanic islands 1,000km from the Ecuador coast. Its unique wildlife has inspired theories that have changed understanding about life on Earth. This website aims to engage students in the sustainable development of Galapagos

Teaching History with 100 Objects

This website consists of 100 resources based on objects selected from museums in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and from the British Museum. It has been funded by the DfE to help equip teachers to teach the new history curriculum.

Global Learning in Poetry

The sixth in a series of termly activity kits for members of Think Global’s Schools Network. Available to members each term, each issue of The global dimension in my classroom includes a range of activities, ideas, case studies and more to help you explore global connections. This edition is focused on poetry at Key Stages […]