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History

What wider reading can be completed to support the curriculum?

The following texts may be of interest:

  • The Man in the High Castle - Philip K Dick
  • Hitler - Ian Kershaw
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Every Man Dies Alone - Hans Fallada
  • Bernard Cornwell novels
  • War Horse - Michael Morpurgo
  • Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
  • Day of the Assassins - Johnny O'Brien
  • Number the Stars - Lois Lowry

What websites could students visit to support the curriculum?

www.bbc.co.uk/education
www.johndclare.net
www.spartacus-educational.com
www.aqa.org.uk
www.activehistory.co.uk
www.thestudentroom.co.uk
www.explaininghistory.com
www.schoolhistory.co.uk
www.historylearningsite.co.uk
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
www.historytoday.com

 

Certain television programmes can be useful:

  • Use Channel 4 On Demand and BBC iPlayer to find historical documentaries.
  • The History Channel
  • Watch programmes on Yesterday
  • The Last Kingdom (15)
  • Blackadder
  • 1066: A Year to Conquer England.
  • Ancient Warriors - The Normans & The Vikings
  • Watch documentaries on the topics we are studying and other areas of history, e.g. David Starkey's Days that Shook the World series
  • MrGreen1066 on YouTube

Watching films such as:

  • Schindler's List
  • Valkyrie
  • Swing Kids
  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • Hitler: The Rise of Evil
  • Band of Brothers (15)
  • The Diary of Anne Frank
  • War
  • Suffragette
  • Race
  • Selma