The Churchill Archive for Schools provides an expanding range of classroom-ready resources specially written and developed by leading history educators to support the teaching of History at secondary level. Furthermore, the site is freely available to all without registration.
Resources included in the Churchill Archive for Schools are based around four broad themes:
- Key developments in modern British and empire history
- Key developments in modern world history
- Anglo-American relations in the twentieth century
- Churchill: discussion, debate and controversy
Within these overarching themes, ‘investigations’ — in the form of challenges or questions — have been prepared to introduce students to archive sources. The investigations — or document-based questions — are all written by authors who are experienced educators and are designed to engage and excite as well as inform and challenge.
Each contains six to eight documents from the Churchill Archive, together with background information, to help them interpret the sources, and to understand and answer the investigation.
- In-depth source analysis, with detailed help and commentary provided by experienced history educators
- Clear guidance, tips and approaches to help you to get students to care about history
- Encourages students to engage with documents, and to see history as personal and accessible
- Equips students with the essential skill-set for the practice of history, including problem solving and lateral thinking
- Suitable for use with classes, groups of students or individuals, with a range of investigations for different needs and audiences
- Relevance to the curriculum
The Churchill Archive for Schools offers an expanding range of specially developed materials to support the teaching and learning of History at secondary level.
It also contains teachers’ notes for each investigation and guidance and advice on how to use the materials and the Archive.