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Grades6 to 12
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Use sources to investigate the past at this website offered by the National Archives of the United Kingdom. View videos explaining how to think about historic artifacts and try studying...more
Use sources to investigate the past at this website offered by the National Archives of the United Kingdom. View videos explaining how to think about historic artifacts and try studying items on your own. Take notes to save and use along the way. Topics include Queen Victoria, childhood, women, the Great Exhibition, the British Empire, and Local History. The site contains an extensive group of resources for teachers embedded in each section. Teacher resources include lesson notes, how to use resources, and historical source captions and notes. In addition, each unit has a downloadable pack of assets for use with an interactive whiteboard.
In the ClassroomView this site and the videos together as a class on your interactive whiteboard (or projector) as part of career days. Use this site as an introduction to history and how research is completed, or as part of your studies of England or the Victorian Era. Have students watch on their own and complete notes as they view the videos and information. Break the site up into portions and assign to different groups of students. Have students create a multimedia presentation using ed.Voicethread reviewed here. This site allows you to narrate a picture. Challenge students to upload a copyright-safe photo, and then narrate as if it were a news report.
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