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It is our mission at English Heritage to promote greater understanding of the historic environment and we produce a vast range of offline and online resources to help you learn more. From Heritage Explorer with its historic photo collections and resources to free site visits, we have a wide range of information available. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

It is our mission at English Heritage to promote greater understanding of the historic environment and we produce a vast range of offline and online resources to help you learn more. From Heritage Explorer with its historic photo collections and resources to free site visits, we have a wide range of information available. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

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Life since 1948: Building Blocks
  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Ask students to imagine that they are one of the children playing in the photograph. Does it look like fun? Is it a nice place to play? This could be...
World War 2 - Life during the Blitz
  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5
<p><p>Using the information given within the Teacher’s Notes discuss what the Blitz was and why it happened. Ask them to suggest reasons...
Geography: People & the Environment
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
<p>Ask students to look at the photograph of the Newbury Bypass, England, being built. Ask them what it tells us about people and their...
Shopping in the past
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
This photograph was taken in 1962. It shows two shop assistants posing for a photograph in the door of a shop. The window display advertises plenty...
Medieval life - The Norman conquest
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
Ask students to look at the photograph of York Castle in Britain. Although these remains date mostly from the 13th century (1200s), the first castle...
Slavery in Britain: Using memorials as evidence
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
<p>The first website provides an image of a gravestone with an inscription that gives an insight into slavery in Britain. The second provides...
Victorian Buildings in Britain: Victorian Minds
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
What can a town’s buildings tell us about Victorian minds? Display the image and ask students to look at the building - Students can write down a...
Victorian lives: houses
  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Ask students to look at the image provided and use the linked website for further images. Then using the worksheet provided ask students to decide...
Victorian life: the reliability of photographs
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This photograph taken in 1900 is a source of primary evidence, but how reliable is it and how can they tell? Ask students to use this photograph or a...
Victorian life: were the Victorians like us?
  • Social Studies
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
<p>Use the image included as a discussion point to begin with. Then use links provided to discuss further photographs and analyze if they can...