Archive for the ‘History’ category

Hardcore History

December 11th, 2008

In “Hardcore History” Dan Carlin takes his “Martian”, outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past. Was Alexander the Great as bad a person as Adolf Hitler? What would Apaches with modern weapons be like? Will our modern civilization ever fall like civilizations from past eras? This is a difficult-to-classify show that has a rather sharp edge.

24 shows available to date covering the Black Death, World War 2, The Great Depression, 1066, Assyrian empire. Great for pupils who learn by listening.

This is a high quality free of charge podcast.

hardcore history

Museum Box

February 6th, 2008

museum box

This site provides the tools for you to to build up an argument or description of a person, event or issue by placing items into a virtual box. What items, for example, would you put in a box to describe your life or the life of a Victorian Servant? What evidence would you collect if you had to show that slavery was wrong and unnecessary? And what would you include if you had to make the case for or against climate change? You can display anything from a text file to a movie. You can also view and comment on the museum boxes submitted by others.

BBC Learning Zone Broadband Clip Library

January 30th, 2008

BBC learning zone
The Learning Zone provides rich audio-visual material for use in primary and secondary schools and colleges. These short videos have been selected to match the curriculum; they can be used in many ways, from the stimulation and engagement of students to the delivery of very specific learning points. Try searching by subject and topic or by keyword. Link

Audio Networks

January 30th, 2008

Free music downloads are available to all YHGfL member schools, thanks to a unique service via the National Education NetworkThrough the project, teachers and students have access to literally thousands of music tracks of original composition, performances and recordings.

Audio Network provides schools and colleges with free access to rights-cleared, industry-standard, audio files for editing and re-use in school. It can be used for a whole range of creative activities in any subject area and at any Key Stage – but, says YHGfL’s Collaborative Technologies Manager, Andrew Lickley, it is particularly useful for pupils making soundtracks. Audio Networks


National Coal Mining Museum (Update)

January 30th, 2008

There are two new video conferencing sessions available at the NCM:
Session 1: Coal Mining’s Contribution to the Second World War – Stories from a Bevin Boy. Meet Jeff, an ex-Bevin Boy as he unlocks his memories of WW2 (KS2 resource)
Session 2: Meet a Miner
Let one of the mining guides give you first hand experience of a typical day in the mine (KS2 resource)

Visit to find out more!

LOC8 – Geographical Information System for Y&H

January 2nd, 2008

Please note that LOC8 is currently undergoing maintenance and will be operating as normal shortly.

LOC8 is a FREE mapping system for Yorkshire and Humber schools that allows users to:

See Ordnance Survey maps for the whole of the UK

Broswe maps, enter postcodes or placenames to find a specific location within the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Within the YHGfL region, you can overlay maps with high definition overhead photographs

Compare maps and photographs side by side

Measure distances and areas

See extra information about a location

user names and passwords are available form the LA