Hello there history lovers. We are busy finding some great websites and activities to inspire budding historians. with museums closed to the public many are offering great online activities, including working shops, resources and virtual tours. Look at the links on the bottom of the page to find out more.
June the 22nd is Windrush day, a day to celebrate the hardwork and the bravery of the Windrush generation. We will be looking closely at the experiences and impact of the half a million people who moved from the Caribbean to the UK between 1948 and 1970.
We have also provided activities for you to do at home to find out more about the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 and the positive contributions that Caribbean men and women have made to Britain. Don't forget to send us your work in Seesaw or twitter - we would love to see what you have been learning
Find out more about the Windrush generation in this power point. It's aimed at children in years 5 and 6 but you could read it as a family.
Lots of activities for all ages can be found here
Museums may be closed but that does not mean you can't visit them online:
The British Library have created some excellent writing activities
Why not spend some time reading poems from these poets
General History Resources
The National Archives are inviting children and families across the country to join us for Time Travel TV! Each week, on a Tuesday and Thursday, we will be broadcasting fun-filled sessions and bringing the archives to your armchair!
The Greenwich Maritime Museum is running free online Explorer Stories workshops for families. Join them to hear the stories of epic voyages and the dilemmas that troubled explorers on their way. These are interactive sessions which allow participants to ask questions about some of the greatest adventures of all time, as well as take part in some fun games and activities. Book here
Many museum are offering virtual gallery tours. Check out the British Museum. As well as a gallery tour you can also check out the stories behind the collections and access all of their resources for children.