The National Archives Education Department has been very busy this summer: we have created a selection of new resources which we hope will make your life easier in the classroom.
These online resources feature a series of themed document collections, introduced by historical experts and accompanied by teachers’ notes, with links to the history curriculum.
We have two online lessons supporting the new GCSE courses, in particular those which specify study of the historic environment. We also have a new lesson on Richard II for those studying A level and in need of resources.
For A and AS level students and teachers we have tapped into areas of the curriculum around 19th century protest and the fight for democracy with two new themed document collections, as we found few original sources already available online for schools.
Similarly, those schools following specifications including the English Reformation or the Holocaust will now be able to access a large number of significant original records unavailable in textbooks.
We have also recently published a new document collection relating to Indian soldiers’ experience of the First World War, still a neglected perspective in many narratives of the conflict.
Other themed collections will follow early in the New Year. These will include a fantastic group of documents examining the reign of James I, who features substantially in the A and AS level specifications; there will also be a document resource covering the Russian Revolution from the perspective of the British government. Continue reading »