The main areas within the section cover Local History, British History, European History and World History, all suitable for children studying History at Key Stage 2 level.
Within Local History children are able to find out about English Heritage, learn about the history of places in the UK and discover how to find out more about various local history topics suitable for KS2 learning.
The British History area looks closely at the Anglo Saxons, Romans, Tudors, Vikings, Victorians, Kings & Queens and British Prime Ministers. Also covered is Britain since 1930, including the effects of World War Two, famous men and women, architecture and technology & transport.
Within the European History area children are able to learn about Ancient Greece and develop their understanding and knowledge of art & architecture, famous men and women, maps, plans & places, myths & legends, trade & industry and religion. There is also an overview of Medieval Europe and an online activity about the legend of William Tell, ideal for those learning History at KS2 level.
The World History area focuses on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer, Assyrian Empire, Indus Valley, The Maya, Benin and The Aztecs. Through interactive games, puzzles, quizzes and activities, children at Key Stage 2 level can gain a greater understanding of important events, everyday life during these periods and factors such as art & architecture and trade & technology.
The General History area of this Key Stage 2 History section covers all other historical issues including Chronology, Explorers, Families, Famous British Battles, Famous People and Museums. Children are able to enhance their understanding of most historical topics, ranging from what people ate to how houses have changed through history.
Be an Archaeologist - You are an archaeologist, and your job is to learn about humans who lived long ago
Big Myth - Interactive site about myths and legends around the world - a good connection is needed but well worth it.
Cave Paintings - A site dedicated to the cave paintings dicovered in a french cave in 1994.
Country Life for Kids - Excellent site about country life issues presented in an interactive way - well worth a visit.
Eyewitness - A collection of personal narratives/photographs/voices of people who lived in different eras.
Great Fire of London. - Animation of the Great Fire of London.
Greenfield Road Database Activity - Interactive database online for you to explore and interrogate.
Guy Fawkes Game - Interactive Online game
Historical Map Web Sites - Take a look at historical maps from all round the world. From the University of Texas.
History Detectives - Research a decade andf then try and guess the year with this online activity.
History Detectives - The History Detective Kids on PBSKids.org. Kids can play detectives games, learn how to crack mysterious codes and become super-sleuths.
History for Kids - History information from all around the world
History of Eduction in Britain - An overview of the history of education in Britain, from the Middle Ages until the 1980s. Level 6
History of Money - Information site about the history of money.
History Photo Quiz - Interactive quiz to determine which date goes with which photo.
History Resources - History resources from Primary Resources.
History Wiz - An excellent award winning history site covering events around the world.
Hyper History - Excellent resource showing a timeline for different periods of history with clickable links.
I'm Lost in Time...Get Me Out of Here! - Can you battle dinosaurs, mummies and the Tudors to get back to the present?
Ice Mummies of the Incas - Filmed by the BBC, an excelllent site covering the search for the frozen mummies of the Incas.
In Search of Scotland - Get a handle on Scottish history by following trails and playing games on this excellent BBC site.
Internet Renaissance Band - A site containing midi files of Renaissance and Medievel Music.
Learning Curve - Study history using original documents, photos, maps and films
Museum Box - Interactive History Investigation
Museum Run - Interactive online history game
Oak Island - Fascinating site looking at the mystery of the Money Pit of Oak Island.
Old Maps - This site gives access to lots of old maps dated between 1846 and 1899 - just type in you address.
Online History Games - Interactive History games
Remembrance Day 1 - Online activity about Armistice Day.
Remembrance Day 2 - Online activity about Armistice Day.
RNLI - The official site of the RNLI.
The Christmas Tree Story - Interactive activity about the story of the Chriatmas tree.
The Fire of London - Information and animation about the famous fire.
The History Channel UK - The official site of the History Channel featuring excellent resources on History.
The Ice Treasures of the Incas - Interactive adventure about the Ice Treasures of the Incas.
Time Explorers - Interactive history game
Titanic Titanic - Web site about the famous ship The Titanic
World One Posters - Interesting site showing over 50 posters from World One period.