Relive the final part of the impoverished 40s, the rock n roll 50s, psychedelic 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Whether you're looking for changes in cars, toys, homes, technology,transport or lifestyle. It won't take you decades to find something which will save you time!
A very chilling insight into the plans being made by the UK government in fear of nuclear attack - interesting reading for those studying the 1960s and 1970s.
A collection of images including a 1960s kitchen. Suitable for teacher lesson preparation only.
This fantastic site allows you to search through archived newsreels from the past. Suitable to use when studying topics such as fashion, popular culture and transportation changes. There is also information about New Towns which may support discussions on population changes after world war 2. Please note that resident UK citizens are allowed to download "preview" versions of the material for free. These are not of the highest quality - but are certainly acceptable for use in the classroom.
A wonderful collection of images related to cars through the ages.
A visual timeline of cars through the twentieth century.
Here's an example of the form sent to all UK households every ten years. This would be well used in Victorian lessons to add a sense of time and place to census from the past.
This National Archive site will support lessons on the 1966 Football World Cup which was hosted and won by England. How can we ever forget?
Focus on immigration and population change, a great resource from the National Archives.
Fly around the angel of the North, watch a Punch and Judy show, explore Stonehenge and more on this interactive website. Perfect for KS2 history lessons.
These are beautiful free images which will suit a range of topics for many ages. Yes, they are totally biased in terms of gender stereotyping, but skilled teachers will make informed decisions about when and where to use them. Includes images of..... country, mealtime, port, school, railwaystation, seaside, street, Country, Mealtime, Port, School, Railwaystation, Seaside, Street 1, map_london, map_london2, picnic, postbox, sewing, seaside2., street2, London-map 1, London-map 2, Picnic, Postbox, Sewing, Seaside, Street 2, baking, carpenting, dressing, farm, gardenwork, grocery2, Baking, Carpenting, Clothing, Farm, Gardenwork, Grocery, baker, bicycle, at_home, playing_dog, painting, milkman, clothes washing, Baker, Bicycle, At home, Playing, Painting, Milkman, Washing, christmas, carwash, toys, grocery, butcher, Christmas, Washing car, Toys, Grocery, Butcher.
We don't normally link to PDF documents. But this gets our vote. Mainly suitable for teacher support. Includes; Decade summaries to use as the basis for your timeline, Summaries of changes across the five main areas of change: Working life, Home life, Popular culture, Population and Technology, Suggestions for more detailed questions to include in the enquiry, Transcripts of the two Voices from history, together with suggested discussion topics, Web quest time detective activity exploring how the world of popular culture has changed since 1948, Support sheet for an older person who you invite to talk to your class about changes in life since 1948, 1948 - 2006 news events timeline summary. Don't forget it's a PDF file - you will need the Adobe Reader software.
Clippings galore can be found here. A super resource if you are trying to develop study skills and projects.
Youth culture and popular music and summarised in the page - along with images to use.
Great animated map which shows how the population has changed since the iron age. It would certainly be useful in the "Britain since 1948" unit.
A great collection of 'typical' postwar recipes, reflecting the enriching effect of a multicultural society and some 1970s kids' party recipes. The present author has some affection for these at least :)
Posters created by the Red Cross to encourage support. A range of these are provided from 1915 to 2004. Great for thinking about the focus of charity giving in the UK.
Beautiful images to support lessons on immigration to Britain. A super resource with lots of real life accounts and well organised list of topics to help guide you through.
A wonderful collection of stories and primary evidence to support a study on population changes and immigration to the UK.
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