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Britain and London haven’t always been so diverse. Taking a look at history can help us understand how our population has changed over time and the reasons for this. People have been moving to and from Britain for hundreds of years. This is called immigration and emigration.
Jewish people are one of the many immigrant groups that has contributed to the richness of our society both now and in the past. This group of people is the focus of our local study.
It includes the personal story of Bertha Leverton, a Kindertransportee from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. She came to England from Munich at the age of 15years with her brother and sister. Bertha dedicated a large part of her life collecting stories about other kindertransportees. For this work she was awarded the O.B.E. from her Majesty The Queen in 2005.
Beamish Museum online is a source of classroom activity packs, online museum collections: images, video, and audio. You can also find out about educational activities on site at the museum.
The Climate Change resource encourages young people to investigate, communicate and act to tackle climate change. The resource features the latest international research and essential information, details of climate research in Scotland, and photographs from around the world for use in Scottish schools.
The Digital Storytelling site is a place where learners can publish video and animations. It is similar to YouTube. However, all videos and animations and any comments added to published materials are viewed by an administrator before publication thus ensuring that the site is free from inappropriate material.
Using examples from Durham, this resource looks at the nature of crime, the purpose of punishment and the work of prison reformers.
The aim of this resource is to encourage all young people and teachers to engage actively with debating.
This resource will help teachers to:
Debate can play a significant part in a schools' citizenship activities. It is a unique way of promoting critical thinking, communication, research and enquiry skills.
This site provides the tools for you to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life; the life of a Victorian Servant or Roman soldier; or to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.
Some people are gay......get over it!
Everyone Matters has been produced to raise awareness of the problems of homophobic bullying in schools. Developed in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Wandsworth and Waltham Forest local authorities, these resources feature role play scenarios to challenge both students and teachers to reflect on their own attitudes to this form of bullying.
The resource features:
The Everyone Matters resources can be used across the curriculum in a variety of contexts, as is suggested within the guidance documents.
Bullying can be an emotive subject. It is important to consider strategies for engaging all learners in the work safely and without loss of focus. The Everyone Matters materials are supported by teaching and learning resources designed to engage all classes in the learning process.
This level of support it provided to encourage all teachers to use the Everyone Matters within their own teaching context.
Each of the activities in the lesson is supported by generic teaching guidance for different types of activities that can be used to structure and develop student activities.
Resources produced by Northern Grid to support the Folk Archive Resource North East music archive.
FlashMeeting is an application based on the Adobe Flash 'plug in' and Flash Media Server. Running in a standard web browser window, it allows a dispersed group of people to meet from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. Typically a meeting is pre-booked by a registered user and a url, containing a unique password for the meeting, is returned by the FlashMeeting server. The 'booker' passes this on to the people they wish to participate, who simply click on the link to enter into the meeting at the arranged time.
During the meeting one person speaks (i.e. broadcasts) at a time. Other people can simultaneously contribute using text chat, the whiteboard, or emoticons etc. while waiting for their turn to speak. This way the meeting is ordered, controlled and easy to follow. A replay of the meeting is instantly available, to those with the 'unique' replay url.
FlashMeeting users belong to one of three account types; Guest, Sign In and Booker.
Gàidhlig Air-loidhne is a website for Gaelic teachers. Because it is aimed at the Gaelic community, there is no English version of the site. However, we recognise that non-Gaelic-speaking Head Teachers and others have an interest in Gaelic education. Therefore, a section of the site provides summaries of the main site and a small selection of dedicated pages designed for those people who are connected to Gaelic education but do not have a strong command of the language.
You are able to watch the animated story of Grace Darling and see how she rescued the crew men from the steamer SS Forfarshire near the shores of Northumberland.
Here you are able to read and print the story of Grace Darling's famous rescue.
Online activities on the theme of Riverside Regeneration, including an overview of Higher Order Thinking Skills.
You won't find Batman here, nor the Incredible Hulk. But you'll find people who really did exist - people who made their mark on history.
But what sort of people were they? Did they have incredible powers, like Batman and Superman? Or were they more like you and me?
Find out about Alan Turin, Elizabeth Fry, Nelson, Cromwell and others and decide for your self whether they deserve to be call 'hero'.
This resource is a multi-disciplinary activity intended, to aid the transition from primary to secondary school. By taking a topic which requires the application of different subject knowledge to achieve understanding and a group approach for successful delivery.
Explore Imagine, a website showcasing 15,000 images of objects and paintings celebrating North East culture.
A downloadable series of resources considering different
aspects of the transatlantic slave trade that have been designed for use on
A downloadable series of resources considering different aspects of the transatlantic slave trade that have been designed for use on SmartBoards.
Helping young people to become successful learners is one of the key aims of Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland.
Our knowledge about learning is continually changing in the light of research and there is still much that we do not know. This site provides an overview of current thinking on how people learn.
Memorynet is a collection of oral histories, photographs and images exploring the lives of communities linked with the sea in the North East of England.
Explore this collection of oral histories, photographs and images from a number of people from the Jewish community in Tyne & Wear today.
Memorynet: Swan Hunter is a collection of oral histories, photographs and images exploring the lives of people working and living near the iconic Swan Hunter shipyard, based in Wallsend in the North East of England.
A collection of high quality images, sound and video files that can be repurposed by teachers and students. All materials can be used for educational, not for profit activities.
Registered users can also upload images, sound and video files to the Gallery for use by other members of the educational community.
C Day Lewis' 1936 poem read over contemporary newsreel footage.
Produced to show the potential of the Pathe archive to support understanding of the interplay between 20th century arts and news-media. Also provides insight into public attitudes during the build up to WWII.
Contains a useful article on copyright issues.
This tool allows you to use your own pictures and audio to build a presentation or demonstration. A simple zoom tool allows you to focus in on the items in a picture you are talking about, as you outline information you can zoom and pan around an image.
An online exhibition of sources looking at different aspects of the transatlantic slave trade.
What do you know about the world of high finance? How good would you be as an investor?
Using actual sources from the Baring archive, this site opens up the world of finance past and present.
These illustrations and photographs are free for any kind of educational use - whether you are a teacher creating topic worksheets or looking for ideas to spark creative writing, or a pupil who needs illustrations for a presentation or website.
You can download them, print them off or use them online.
A mixture of drawings, photos and images of the world around us. The collection includes pictures of seasons, landscapes and natural habitats. Other images concentrate on man-made environments including buildings and famous landmarks.
Animals are always a winner! We have images (including some photos) of wild animals and birds from Britain and abroad, pets, farm animals, dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures and minibeasts.
A wide variety of images of people, from illustrations of babies, children's faces showing different emotions and people working in a variety of jobs, to anatomical drawings of the human body and fine art portraits.
Many coloured and black and white illustrations of people in the past - Egyptians, Celts, Picts, Vikings, Greeks, Romans and medieval Scots as well as scenes from the two World Wars. Also have a look at the visual primary sources, such as 19th-century photos, medieval manuscripts, and portraits since 1780.
Great images of Scottish fine art from the Royal Scottish Academy and illustrations of musical instruments are available to download here, as well as information on how to use pictures and text from a beautiful medieval manuscript.
Activities and items for leisure - from musical instruments to cultural events, children interacting, photos of foreign holidays and paintings of holiday-makers in earlier times.
The prehistoric world
Scenes, people and animals from the prehistoric world including crannogs, standing stones, woolly mammoths and sabre-toothed cats.
Illustrations, photos and paintings of food and drink - some healthy and some not so healthy! Plus photos of restaurants and pictures of birthday cakes.
Resources for helping pupils to develop language and number skills, including modern foreign languages. The images include colourful pictures of numbers, safety signs, notices for the classroom and photos from continental Europe which feature signs and notices in French and German.
Coloured and black and white illustrations of clothes, including children's shoes, different outfits for different types of weather and working clothes and uniforms such as those worn by police officers and firefighters.
Photos and drawings of different types of transport, from around the world. Fancy taking the camel to school?
Ensure the digital natives are up to speed with today's technology from video cameras to tablet PCs, with these coloured and outline illustrations of gadgets and equipment.
This learning resource has been developed to mark the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade. The website has information on Scotland's role in the transatlantic slave trade, on the abolitionist campaign and its legacy, ideas for religious observance assemblies and links to other key resources, including events and exhibitions across Scotland.
Activities for becoming an effective learner and managing your own learning. The site is divided into three age groups: 5-9, 10-14 and 15-18-year-olds; and four headings - Get, Understand, Remember and Do. Includes notes for teachers, parents/carers and students.
This site looks at Thomas Clarkson and his fellow abolitionists who fought for the ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the emancipation of enslaved Africans in the British colonies.
This site has been designed to provide background information, lesson ideas and tools for teachers, but could also be used by pupils for research with support.
Read all about Grace and how she became famous.
An exciting broadband project, launched at BETT 2008, combining documents from The National Archives, photographs from English Heritage and film from BFI to provide teachers with original source material to develop creative approaches to the History and Citizenship curriculum. Pupils of all ages will be able to engage with original sources using correct historical methods. The resources have not been mediated, abridged or edited in any way.
This website is all about Crime and Punishment in the UK in the 19th Century. It contains a database with actual prisoner records and case studies for a more in-depth view of the crimes and trials of some of the inmates.
Index of resources from the RBCs to support work on World War 1 and 2.