Blitz School offers educational workshops with exciting activities to help learn about World War II. Based in Greater Manchester, their website offers valuable resources. Take a look in the Free Resources section for a fascinating video lesson, fact files about a number of objects from the period and lots of other teaching resources. Based around the QCA unit 9 history topic "what was life like for children in the second world war?" Visit http://www.blitzschool.co.uk to access the resources.
The National Heritage List for England is a searchable database of all nationally designated heritage assets including...
Registered Parks and Gardens;
Registered Battlefields; and
Protected Wreck Sites
In the past practitioners and/or learners had to search various different sources and websites to access the records and datasets relating to the above, now they can find them all in one place - on the new National Heritage List for England....
I know this will frighten many Techies, as this is in alpha (if you never take a risk, you never do anything!), but I like the format of this YouTube Time Machine (YTTM).
YTTM allows visitors to pick a year and watch a video from it; it goes all the way back to 1860! Yes I know they didn't have video then but, they did have the very first audio recordings; on YTTM you can listen to them.
This could be great for history lessons and in my case nostalgia.
Art History: resources on the web, is maintained by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe, an art history professor; is,
in the main, a collection of links to various art topics, but what
makes it different from other resource sites, is both the level of
organisation and the vast number of links relating to art history.
Art History: resources on the web lists includes...
In each of these animations visitors will see the animated movement of
armies displayed on a map. Each animation is accompanied by captions
describing the strategies of the armies as well as the results and
consequences of each battle.
All of the animations on History Animated are available for free viewing on the website.
The question is, "where did your last meal come from?"
Harvest of History is a website produced by the Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, New York, USA.
Harvest of History is designed to help learners and practitioners explore the origins and development of modern farming practices. Its design is ideal for Family Learning Practitioners but some of the content of Harvest of History could also be used with older learners to spark discussion about the development of modern agriculture.
I'm an eLearning Adviser specializing in stimulating and supporting innovation in learning via eBooks, eMagazines, blogs (including audio versions), online TV, interactive resources, forums, workshops, conferences and face2face consultations. Evaluating and becoming familiar with sustainable and new technologies allows me to respond to the needs of learning providers from a position of experience rather than 'hearsay'. Supported learning providers, in the northwest of England (UK), can contact me for FREE consultations. Based at Lancaster University I work for the JISC Regional Support Centre - Northwest.