History websites

BBC GCSE bitesize revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history

BBC Scotland Standard (GCSE) revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/bitesize/standard/history

BBC Scotland Higher Higher (A-level) revision website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/bitesize/higher/history

Visit the BBC History website for historic characters and history for kids: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/

Revision materials for GCSE and A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams http://www.s-cool.co.uk/

Fact-filled site covering diverse periods of history and countries http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/

Revision materials for A-levels, including hints and tips for passing exams: http://www.revision-notes.co.uk/

History and Social Studies: This is a good resource for history and social studies at secondary education level, both in English and Spanish: www.historiasiglo20.org

Powerpoint presentations for all subjects, including world history: http://www.pppst.com/

Super website with online history lessons, downloadable resources, interactive programmes: http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/

This website, created by history teacher in Spain, shows how concept maps can be used to create an entire website in both Spanish and English: http://www.claseshistoria.com

An animated map of the battles and conquests of World War 2: http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGuest16399-173220-ww2-map-enter-tags-wwii-changed-old-entertainment-ppt-powerpoint/

Times Educational Supplement. Check out the teacher forums too – free sign-up: www.tes.co.uk/resourcehub.aspx?navcode=70

Create and share materials and resources for your subject: http://www.quia.com/

Navigate your way around this site to find and use documentaries about your subject, transcripts are provided as well as class worksheets to go with them at Teacher Resources: http://www.pbs.org/teachers

This site has revision materials for preparing 16 year olds for GCSE exam subjects: http://www.projectgcse.co.uk

This is a German-English bilingual history website: http://lernarchiv.bildung.hessen.de/sek_ii/bilingual_sek2/englisch_bl_sek2/geschichte_bl_en_sek2/index.html

On this website you will find lots of film and speeches connected to US history: http://www.americanrhetoric.com

An award-winning portal containing links to over 1200 history web sites and K-12 history lesson plans: http://www.besthistorysites.net

Links to history websites for particular age groups: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/REVhistory.htm

This is the Princeton library of history website links: http://www.princeton.edu/~pressman/hiswebs.htm

Interactive activities for history at museums and galleries: http://www.show.me.uk/

Fall of the Berin Wall on teachertube: http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=71181&title=Fall_of_the_Berlin_Wall

National Geographic website: http://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/

School History has a useful list of history websites: http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/historywebsites.htm

BBC World Service materials on Colonialism: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/africa/features/storyofafrica/index_section11.shtml

BBC GCSE revision materials for The Cold War: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/mwh/ir2/

Super website that provides original source materials, with award winning lesson materials and activities: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

You can use this free website to bring history to life by making attractive and interactive timelines for history: http://www.dipity.com/

Childern's University of Manchester: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/

Website on Greek history and culture: http://carlos.emory.edu/ODYSSEY/GREECE/home.html

Do a free course yourself on the history of the world since 1300: https://www.coursera.org/course/wh1300

Battle ground sof the world in the past 1000 years in 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hsDn2kNriI

English-online: has history articles which have been rewritten to make them easier to understand for learners of English: http://www.english-online.at/history/history-index.htm

Spark Notes provides summaries and notes on studying history subjects: http://www.sparknotes.com/history/

Educational Videos, Games and Lessons for K-12 learners: http://www.neok12.com/

Free educational videos for learning about history: http://watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=114

Crash Course - a course in World History by John Green, for example, The Agricultral Revolution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

Materials for Key Stage 3 (11-14 years old) History: http://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/keystage3-ks3/keystage3-ks3-history

Youtube website materials

Flappers - The Roaring Twenties - analyse what life was like in the USA in the twenties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3svvCj4yhYc

Famous speeches: Ich bin ein Berliner: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH6nQhss4Yc

Martin Luther King - I have a dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbUtL_0vAJk

Winston Churchill: The Battle of Britain: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsKDGM5KTBY

Neville Chamberlain announcing that Britain is at war with Germany: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtJ_zbz1NyY

"Mill Times" The origins and development of the mechanised textile industry (1 of 6): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcwCsG73WGg

Working conditions in a cotton mill in the US in the first half of the 19thC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wsw2h-NJ6A&feature=related

BBC Series about Ancient Rome, e.g. Julius Caesar (1 of 6): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfKwywgs1g4

BBC Motion Picture Gallery of the Civil Rights Movement in America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBPeCQzHu5w

This is a website for Geography and History which is being contructed by teachers: http://iesmutxamel.com/departamentos/dep-geohis/1esopluri/index.html

Horrible Histories - the wives of Henry 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fadCAHjN-s&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Horrible Histories - Victorian names: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMp_xGeQ2v0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Funny song with rhymes about the Kings and Queens of England - sung by actors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4x0K2Y7kPw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Funny song with rhymes about the Kings and Queens of England - the words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LRRgNAZ234&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The History of English in 10 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rexKqvgPVuA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

1000 years of border changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFYKrNptzXw

A Brief (and comic) History of the United States by South Park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDCh4-pKrrE


The 4 M-A-I-N causes of WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRcg_t2oJkc&feature=youtu.be

The causes of WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8A_8gUc3Y&feature=youtu.be

The start of WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5plDYKWY6dk&feature=youtu.be

WW1 explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbkJF3JCow4&feature=youtu.be

WW1 in colour: catastrophe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vOkfNXe6Rk

Summary of what happened in World War 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXqppJ-L88U&feature=youtu.be

Excellent series of videos (also in German and Polish) that cover every week of what happened in WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FgaL0xIazk&feature=youtu.be and to find all of them in chronological order go here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB2vhKMBjSxMK8YelHj6VS6w3KxuKsMvT

Documentary on origins of WW1: Clash of Empires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXvYFZd6R7Q&feature=youtu.be

The Road to War - excellent documentary on the origins of WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkVVyru3KY&feature=youtu.be

Crashcourse history on the causes of WW1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd2ch4XV84s

Crashcourse history has lots of short videos explaining periods of history - you could start here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

History songs

Henry VIII and his wives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EGzHsye71c

Terrible Tudors Henry VIII song - Divorced, Beheaded and Died lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0sSmWOj0A8

The French Revolution (by Lady Gaga): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXsZbkt0yqo

Catherine the Great (by Lady Gaga): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI8UmlYNFNQ

Anne Boleyn (by the Beatles): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZY69fnpF8o&index=6&list=RD3EGzHsye71c

Billy joel - We didn't star the fire + pictures from history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6os_ieY0m8

and with historic footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnp6oJTn28

Martin Luther's 95 Theses - rap song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt5AJr0wls0 and longer version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcyEc_yZY6A and lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRjlKv7o25s

History humour

Monty Python: What have the Romans ever done for us? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9foi342LXQE

Online History dictionaries

Online dictionary for history: http://www.historyonthenet.com/history_dictionary.htm

Free online history dictionary: http://www.babylon.com/define/52/History-Dictionary.html

Films about history

Suffragette (2015, Anne-Marie Duff)

Wolf Hall (2015, Mark Rylance)

12 Years A Slave (2013, Chiwetel Ejiofor)

Lincoln (2012, Daniel Day-Lewis)

The Other Boleyn Girl (2008, Scarlett Johansonn)

Pan's Labyrinth (2006, Ivana Baquero)

Marie Antoinette (2006, Kirsten Dunst)

Downfall (2004, Bruno Ganz)

Good Bye Lenin! (2003, Daniel Brühl)

Thirteen Days (2000, Kevin Costner)

Gladiator (2000, Russell Crowe)

Amistad (1997, Anthony Hopkins)

1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992, Gérard Depardieu)

JFK (1991, Kevin Costner)

LadyJane (1986, Helena Bonham Carter)

The Vikings (1958, Kirk Douglas)

History teaching books

Edexcel IGCSE History: ISBN: 978 0 435044 12 1

Exploring History1, 2 (pub. Westermann) ISBN: 978 3 14 111049 4

Invitation to History (pub Cornelsen)

Oxford History Study Units (OUP) e.g. Expansion, Trade and Industry Key Stage 3

Publisher websites

Nelson Thornes http://www.nelsonthornes.com/aqagcse/

Pearson: http://www.pearsonIS.com/EdexcelIGCSE

Hodder Education: http://www.hoddereducation.com/Home.aspx

Cambridge University Press:http://www.cambridge.org/gb/education/secondary/?site_locale=en_GB

If you come across any other useful websites that you think could be added here, just email me at grahamworkman@aol.com