Tudors

   

The Great Fire of London

A first class learning site about the Great Fire of London. The game tells the story of the fire through an animated story which is narrated. The site has excellent teacher resources.

 

The Great Fire of London

An illustrated story of the Great Fire of London without narration. It uses several images of paintings of the fire.

   

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Has information on a Tudor House

   

Blakesley Hall

Explore the Tudor house. See how it was made and examine the furniture inside. See if you can dress the Tudor people and identify which food was for the rich owners or the servants.

   

Dive In and Discover the Mary Rose

An exceptional site which details the history of this fascinating ship. Learn about life on board by looking at the artefacts that have been recovered and explore the interactive deck. It has a great timeline.

   

What do you Know about the Tudors?

A quiz on the Tudors with drag and drop activities.

   

Victorians

   

A Step Back in Time

Go back in time to Victorian times and see what a Victorian home looked like. You can explore the each room and hear the everyday sounds. Great!

 

The Kitchen Past and Present

This website compares kitchens, their layout and utensils, from Celtic, Victorian and modern times. Cooking and washing are examined in detail. There are downloadable worksheets.

This resource pack introduces pupils to kitchens from the past. Pupils compare the layout and utensils from a Celtic kitchen, a Victorian kitchen and a modern-day kitchen. Cooking and washing are then looked at in more detail.

Pupils make simple comparisons between life in the past and life today. Pupils complete timelines using cookers, saucepans and kettles, both on screen and using worksheets. They identify differences in objects from other times and use these observations to sequence them on a timeline.

Starter activity part 1

Starter activity part 2

Starter activity part 3

Main session part 1

Main session part 2

Main session part 3

Plenary

 

   

Grace Darling

Grace Darling was a heroine from Victorian times. Watch the story here.

   

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Has information on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Victorians, World War 2 also an art gallery and much more.

   
   

Twentieth Centuary

   

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Has information on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Victorians, World War 2 also an art gallery and also activities about a working Mill. Definitely worth checking out if you are studying the Second World War.

 

 

How Toys have changed

Interactive activities where children learn about dolls, teddy bears and cars and how they have changed over the years. This could be used as a non-fiction text. The site has printable worksheets.

The aim of this resource pack is to introduce the pupils to toys from the past. Pupils look at when teddy bears, dolls and cars were made and what they were made of.

Pupils sequence pictures of toys from the past; identify toys suitable for babies, toddlers and infants; and identify similarities and differences between what toys are made of now and what they were made of in the past.

Starter activity

Main session

Plenary

 

   

Toys of the Past

Sorting old and new toys

   

Second World War

The site looks at how and why some people's lives changed in Britain, and Wales in particular, in World War 2.

  • investigate changes which took place for specific people
  • investigate these within a set framework of sources
  • reconstruct a picture of what life was like from the evidence presented
  • investigate the information at different, but appropriate, levels

Lesson objectives

Main session

 

   

Ancient Civilisations

   

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Has information on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Victorians, World War 2 also an art gallery and much more.

 

Egyptian Tomb Adventure

Join the expedition to explore an Egyptian tomb. Children will need to decipher hieroglyphs and examine various artefacts including a mummy. The site has the potential to be a whole class activity.

   

The Mummy Maker

Play the game together to find out about mummification and how and why the Ancient Egyptians prepared people for the afterlife.

Enter the embalmer's workshop, where you are to prepare the body of Ramose, officer to the king, for burial.

The chief embalmer, Kha, is watching your work closely.

You must do it perfectly - Kha's reputation rests on your shoulders.

Ramose's prospects of reaching paradise depend entirely on you.

   

Iron Age Celts

A site with animated cartoon-style games and stories aimed at 7 - 11 year olds. It is about the early Celts. The fact file includes photographs of Iron Age objects. The craft centre shows you how to make Iron Age artefact lookalikes

   

The Story of Heracles

Using the story of the twelve labours of Heracles, children can read the story, sequence the pictures and add text to their own book.

Click to see game here

   

The Story of King Arthur and the Enchanted Sword

Using the story of King Arthur, children can read the story, sequence the pictures and add text to their own book.

Click to see game here

   

Invaders and Settlers

   

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for Kids

Has information on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Victorians, World War 2 also an art gallery and much more.

   

West Mucking - Anglo-Saxon Village

Look round an Anglo-Saxon Village and find out about the way of life of the villagers. Then come back to the present day and search for things they may have left behind using such things as a metal detector. An exciting way to learn about Anglo-Saxons.

   

Vikings

Great if you are looking at the world of the Vikings. It is designed for 7 - 9 year olds. The Flash version is animated with video footage of reconstructed longships and the remains of a Viking village. Highly recommended.