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19th Century Mining Disaster
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19th Century Mining Disaster

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This inquiry-led lesson guides students through writing a newspaper article about a mining accident in Trimdon Grange, discussing its causes, its consequences, and the impact on life in the town and elsewhere.

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
07/17/2017
19th Century Prison Ships
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19th Century Prison Ships

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This lesson engages students with original documents related to prison hulks to discover how the criminal justice system worked in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, especially with respect to "mercy".

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Social Studies
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/21/2017
Allies at War - What the Public Did Not See

Allies at War - What the Public Did Not See

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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Allies at War - What the Public Did Not See to answer the big question, "How strong was the wartime friendship between Britain, the USA, and the USSR 1941-45?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Allies at War - What the Public Saw

Allies at War - What the Public Saw

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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Allies at War - What the Public Saw to answer the big question, "How strong was the wartime friendship between Britain, the USA, and the USSR 1941-45?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850
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Asian and Black History in Britain, 1500-1850

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People of African and Asian origin have lived in Britain for at least two thousand years, but this aspect of heritage has been largely forgotten. By presenting a selection of relevant records held by The National Archives and other sources, this resource aims to reclaim some of this history and make it more widely known.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/12/2017
Banning the Bomb

Banning the Bomb

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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about banning the bomb to answer the big question, "The Nuclear Game - how close was it?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

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English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Benito Mussolini and the Invasion of Abyssinia
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Benito Mussolini and the Invasion of Abyssinia

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This page contains extensive background information on Mussolini's invasion and conquering of Abyssinia (modern day Ethiopia) in 1935, as well as a worksheet to follow.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Demonstration
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/08/2017
The Berlin Blockade 1948-9

The Berlin Blockade 1948-9

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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Blockade to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The Berlin Wall 1961

The Berlin Wall 1961

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This online interactive lesson from the United Kingdom's National Archives guides students through several primary sources in this case study about the Berlin Wall to answer the big question, "How did the Cold War work?" There is a worksheet, glossary, and timeline provided to assist students in their analysis. You must click on the picture of each primary source to access it.

Subject:
English Language Arts
The Cold War
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Author:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
02/26/2019
The British Empire
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The British Empire

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The British empire was one of the most important developments in world history. The empire was huge, it lasted a long time, and it brought tremendous changes to many parts of the world. This resource examines how and why the British empire made Britain so important.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/12/2017
Citizenship: A History of People, Rights, and Power in Britain
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Citizenship: A History of People, Rights, and Power in Britain

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This exhibition explores what it has meant to be a citizen throughout a millennium of British history. Click through to find full documents from each time period, as well as a quiz page.

Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
The National Archives (United Kingdom)
Date Added:
06/09/2017