1.The Coming of the Railways (Berwick)
2.A Railway Town in the 19th Century (Darlington)
3.Shipbuilders & their Families One Hundred Years Ago (North Tyneside)
4.A Victorian Town (Ashington)
5.Crime and Punishment (North East England)
6.Schools at the turn of the 20th Century (Durham)
1.The Impact of World War two on the lives of children (Middlesborough)
2.The War Years (Wooler)
Britain since 1948
1.Britain since 1948 (Newcastle)
2.The Death of Heavy Industry (Consett)
Year group and age range
Year 3: 7 - 8
Year 4: 8 - 9
Year 5: 9 - 10
Year 6: 10 - 11
Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Durham County Record Office
Durham University Special Collections
Northumberland Archives @ Woodhorn
Tyne & Wear Archives
The resources on this site have been designed for use by any primary school teacher, and are completely free to download. More information about the project
Raising the standard of children's literacy and numeracy skills is a key government priority. These basic skills are recognised as the foundation for a successful future life for children but we still face obstacles towards raising achievement for all.
A Railway Town in the 19th
Britain since 1948 (Newcastle)
Schools at the turn of the 20th
A Victorian Town (Ashington)
Crime and Punishment (North
Shipbuilders & their Families One Hundred Years Ago (North Tyneside)
This site hosts a wide range of lesson plans, activities and resources designed to enable teachers to develop pupils' literacy and numeracy skills in more imaginative and creative ways. The region's archives have provided the source material to create these unique resources, which are themed around topic areas. A web design company, ne-web, was commissioned to develop this site to make the materials and activities created during the project available online. Participating schools were supported with a maximum of ten days supply cover to attend joint workshops and to work with a specific archivist in their area. The schools also had the opportunity to work with drama professionals to further enhance the pupils' experiences.
To improve the teaching of literacy and numeracy by engaging teachers with the wealth of stimulating material available in the region’s archives and through collaborative professional development. I've got some feedback about the resources on this site. Who can I contact about this? Please contact the archives that worked with the schools to develop the resources. You can feed back directly to the archives by clicking on the "Feedback on this resource" link on the lists of learning resources pages. Will there be more resources like this produced in the future?This is a stand alone project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund; and there are no plans to add more resources to this site at present. However, the archives involved in this project have developed a range of learning resources which can support and enrich the teaching of national curriculum areas. Archives may also be able to identify and select primary source material to suit your particular needs. Please contact the individual archives for more information.
How do you know that these resources actually made a difference to pupils' literacy and numeracy skills? MLA North East have commissioned an external evaluator to assess the difference the project had made to the pupils' learning in literacy and numeracy as a result of the project. Findings have indicated that there is immense interest in the project from both teachers and pupils and there has been progression in attainment.How can I get the best from the resources on this site?Detailed lesson plans and activities are available in Word format, so you can adapt them to suit your needs. We would advise viewing the medium term plans initially in order to get an overview of each topic and also as a source of ideas for planning work over a period of time. If you are looking for activities to support the teaching of specific literacy and numeracy learning objectives, use the Learning Objectives search function (link) to identify suitable activities and the sources which accompany them. The resources on this site are organised around topic areas, linked into National Curriculum history units.
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