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93 resources with the concept british history

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Americans in Great Britain: 1942-1945

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Watch the pivotal moments of America's presence in embattled Britain during World War II with an exceptional interactive tool. From personal stories about life on the front lines to a map that tracks every group and division throughout...
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Late Middle Ages Dossiers

For Students 6th - 10th Standards
Young detectives are given the "clues" to investigate whether King John should be remembered as a poor ruler of England, particularly in comparison in King Richard. They analyze historical informational texts and work in groups to...
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Eastern Europe 1939-45 — Camps

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Britain's decision not to bomb German death camps in World War II has provided many questions for historians, but with a primary source analysis lesson, high school students may be a step closer to finding out the truth. Learners read...
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An Educator's Guide to The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Jack the Ripper terrorized London in the late 1800s. An educator's guide for the novel The Name of the Star places the historical figure in a modern context. Readers complete a pre-reading activity before answering a series of discussion...
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The Proclamation of 1763

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
The French and Indian War concluded with an important proclamation—that is, The Proclamation of 1763. Scholars read about the policies in the document and how the different sides of the French and Indian War reacted. Following, they...
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The British Uniforms of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The traditional bright red British soldiers' coats evolved into very different uniforms by World War I. A short video includes displays the redesign of the uniforms and badges, as well as the rationale for the new types of sleeves....
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Submarines, Dreadnoughts and Battle Cruisers - The Navies of World War 1

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What did England and Italy have in common during World War I? They both made use of navies! Find out all the details by watching an informative video about the important machinery navies from many prominent countries used to fight in...
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Stratford 2: The Lost Years

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Before Shakespeare moved to London, he found inspiration in Stratford. Part of a thorough series on Shakespeare, an intriguing video describes the Bard's early years in Stratford when he was newly married and had three young children....
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The Schlieffen Plan - And Why It Failed

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Did you know that the Schlieffen Plan was actually quite rigid, which led to its demise? Young historians discover all the details about how the plan failed, as well as its historical context to the broader subject of World War I using...
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London 2: A Penny for the Yard

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare's Globe stands out as one of the greatest theaters in history. A video and tasks from the  compares the original performance space to its current recreation in London. Activities focus on key vocabulary words related to the...
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Victorian Children at Work

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
All work and no play? Sounds like the lives of children during the Victorian Era! A photographic presentation shows case studies, images, and easy-to-understand language that effectively explains the working conditions of children at the...
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Victorian Historians

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
Take the class back in time to the Victorian Era! The resource provides a plethora of activities that create experiences for scholars in class. Some activities include a fun fair, viewing the starry-night painting, and even experiencing...
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The Victorian Age

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The length of Queen Victoria's reign, surpassed only by Queen Elizabeth II in the modern era, stretched through much of the 19th century and into the 20th century. Explore the many social, industrial, and political shifts that occurred...
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Australia Day Printables

For Teachers Pre-K - 3rd Standards
Here is your must-have resource for celebrating Australia Day with youngsters! It includes research activities, popular Australian songs, tracing and coloring worksheets, and other several other great printables.
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Guy Fawkes Night

For Students 9th - 10th Standards
What happened on the fifth of November that has prompted an annual, national commemoration in Great Britain? Young historians look at a traditional English rhyme and folk tale from the seventeenth century that describes the failed...
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The Hundred Years’ War

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
An English claim to the throne, the split of French nobles, and disasters galore...give your young historians a complete overview of the Hundred Years' War with this presentation. 
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The Saga of the Tudor Family

For Teachers 7th - 11th
Helpful as a basic outline to a discussion about the Tudor Monarchy, these slides present the members of the Tudor family in descending order, complete with all of Henry VIII's wives, "Bloody Mary," and Elizabeth I. Teacher will need to...
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Is There Any Truth to the King Arthur Legends?

For Students 9th - 12th
Was he or wasn’t he? We may never know for sure about the origins of King Arthur. But a video that leads middle school and high school viewers through the facts and fictions that have kept King Arthur alive in peoples’ imaginations for...
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Royal Patronage

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
The relationship between European royalty and the artists, scientists, and philosophers they support has been a building block in the artistic and technological progress throughout the world. Learn more about patronage throughout the...
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The Monarch's Changing Role

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Though the grandeur and elegance of the British palace remains unchanged throughout history, the role of the monarch has shifted from absolute rule to collaboration with a constitutional parliament. Young historians learn about the...
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The Role of a Monarch (key stage 2 and 3)

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
What makes a good monarch? Elementary and middle schoolers examine popular symbols of the British monarchy before designing a television advertisement about the qualities needed in a monarch. Next, they write poems using metaphors and...
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History: Understanding the Tudor Timeline

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Who were the Tudors? Find out about the Tudor Era 1485-1602 through a timeline. You'll find a description of King Henry, The Battle of Bosworth, and the Tudor Timeline. A classroom activity involving the succession of Tudor rulers is...
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Who Wants to be a Millionaire: Fire of London Edition

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A baker left a cooker on and caused the great fire of london in 1666. To quiz kids on this epic event, you can play this version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. They'll be challenged with thirteen questions. Interactive game play is a...
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Sir Robert Peel: Second Baronet (1788-1850)

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Who was the second Baronet in Great Britain, you ask? Why, it was non other than Sir Robert Peel! Learn all about Sir Peel's life, politics, and contributions to British policy. If this isn't what your class is studying in school, it...