Useful Internet Links

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History

General History Sites
Anglo Saxons
Ancient Greeks
Ancient Egypt
Romans
Vikings
Tudors
Victorians
World War 1
Britain Since the 1930s

 

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General History Sites
 

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Dinosaurs
Find out all about your favourite prehistorical beasties!
Dinosaurs in Hawaii
A great site for older juniors who want to explore the world of dinosaurs in some detail. Images are excellent and verbal commentaries can be selected if desired. The fossils are all replicas from the originals at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Spartacus Internet Encyclopaedia: Britain 1700-1920
In depth look at British history for this period. Lots of detail (too much for some!) and pictures too.
Britannia: British History
Typically classy and detailed history archive from those encyclopedia people. If what you're looking for, British history-wise, isn't here it probably doesn't exist!
World History
Pick a continent, pick a century, and follow the hyperlinks for more detailed information on historical characters. Simple but effective format.
Graham Day's Site
This site contains information on the Roman Occupation (43-410AD), The Hundred Years War (1361-1453) and The Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). Also contains information on Castles and Events held by English Heritage and The Napoleonic Association.
Museums Around Britain
Thinking of visiting a museum? Check out this site first. Loads of information about museums up and down the country, with virtual tours thrown in.
Monarchs of Britain
Exhaustive list of British kings and queens from the House of Wessex to Windsor and more besides. Just click on a name for succinct information. Some pictures too.
Spartacus: History Links for Key Stage 2 (Juniors)
The Spartacus Website lists some useful sites to visit for the main Key Stage 2 History topics including Romans, Tudors, Victorians, Ancient Greeks and Britain since 1930.
The Monarchs Of Great Britain
Discovery Channel Online History
A very entertaining and informative site with the language pitched a level that most KS2 children could understand. There is a daily link to part of the site highlighted and the 'Black Death' trail is well worth following (follow the rat!). Recommended for both browsing for general interest and for searching for specific curriculum needs.
The British Library On-Line Service
Want to see a digital copy of the Magna Carta? The Lindisfarne Gospels? Try here. You can also access a complete catalogue of the Library’s resources, find out about current exhibitions, or how to obtain a British Library Reader's Ticket.
An Introduction to the British Museum
Still under construction, but full of information about the museum’s collections. Children can explore a section devoted to Ancient Egypt, teachers can find all the information they need to plan a school visit.
Discoverers Web Homepage: voyages of discovery
Loads of links to sites about any aspect of exploration and discovery that you care to think of, from pre-history onwards.
 
Anglo-Saxons
 

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Anglo-Saxon England
Lots of information regarding: Invasions, Religion, King Cnut. Lots of text and no pictures.
Anglo-Saxons
One page web site. Very brief notes indeed regarding this period in History.
Celts and Saxons Home Page
Lots of links regarding: Archaeology, Art, History, Language, Literature, Music and Mythology related to this topic.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicles
An excellent series of chronicles, covering AD 1 to AD 1154. Also includes a useful timeline and King Arthur background and information.
Early Anglo-Saxon Costume
Quite slow to load, covers AD 400 to AD 900. Lots of text with some black & white prints.
Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

King Arthur
 
Ancient Greeks
 

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The Ancient Greeks ks2.gif (967 bytes)
Basic information, simply presented.
The Ancient Greek World ks2.gif (967 bytes)ks3.gif (965 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
An excellent site from the University of Pensylvannia Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Some of the language is a little grown up but it contains good information about: daily life, economy, religion and death and land and time. There are now some great little interactive popup pages including a panorama of the museum's Greek section and a
360 statue. There is also a link to the museum's page about the original Olympic Games
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This looks fun. Here is a site that tells you how to organise your own class Olympic Games (with classroom activities substituted for the real athletics). Children research and then take on the role of "athletes" from one of 5 Greek city-states. Great idea!
Hercules, Greece's Greatest Hero ks2.gif (967 bytes) vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
The Perseus Digital Library's pages about the great Greek hero.
History for Kids ks2.gif (967 bytes) vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
This is really good! Designed for (American) middle school kids but written by college professors. The text is clear, yet comprehensive with lots of internal links. An excellent site once children have used the rather small buttons on the home page to get into the information part of the site. There is information about particular civilisations: Greeks, Romans, West Asia, Germans, Egyptians, Islam, Middle Ages and about themes such as architecture, clothing, war. There is also stuff for teachers. Care! There are clickthroughs to Amazon.com's toy department. (That's how they fund the site).
Mythweb ks2.gif (967 bytes)ks3.gif (965 bytes) vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
A site devoted to heroes, gods and monsters of greek mythology. A kidsafe site, which also includes teachers' resource pages.
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An excellent role-playing adventure for primary children which is part of Kelsall Community Primary School's excellent website. (Click on the Squirrel and then scroll down the page). There is also a new section simply called Ancient Greece.
The Ancient Olympics ks2.gif (967 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
The Perseus Digital Library's pages about the original Olympic Games.
Pegasus Paradise ks2.gif (967 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
Animals, Heroes & Heroines, Villains, Gods and Games. Great!
The Real Deal About Ancient Greece ks2.gif (967 bytes)
This is a simple site produced by 3 American 6th graders. Some of the basic facts about Ancient Greece, simply and atractively presented.
The Real Story of the Olympic Games ks2.gif (967 bytes)vmstar.gif (1122 bytes)
The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's page about the original Olympics.
Sneak Peaks at Ancient Greeks ks2.gif (967 bytes)
A list of famous Ancient Greeks with brief notes about them. A good starting point.
The Theoi Project - Greek Gods, Spirits and Monsters ks2.gif (967 bytes)ks3.gif (965 bytes)
A comprehensive list with background information about each one. Nicely done.
Ancient Egypt
 

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Rigby's World of Egypt
Tour Egypt
Reference Desk: Encient Egypt
Ancient Sites
Egyptian Artefacts
Let's Explore Egypt

A great site for exploring Egypt in all its forms. Some interesting links to other sites. Designed with youngsters in mind.
 
Romans
 

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Corinium Museum
Very small web page, as this is a link from Cotswold hyperguide, containg four JPG images.
Hadrian's Wall
Everything you ever wanted to know about the wall.
Corinium Museum
Very small web page, as this is a link from Cotswold hyperguide, containg four JPG images.
Hadrian's Wall
Everything you ever wanted to know about the wall.
Roman Military Sites in Britain
Background material on the Roman Army and the Military history of Britannia. A timeline, diagram and maps.
The Ermine Street Guard
(Roman Re-enactment Society) A web page of five slow loading images of the Roman Military.
Romans in Scotland
The web site is linked to the Hunterian Museum, which is assosiated with the University of Glasgow. The enhanced site includes video clips, if you have Quicktime software. Standard site isn't as good. It's just like being in the museum itself. A good site.
Rome
Part of the Alexandria Library. Rome, Roman religion, Punic wars and Biblical history. Images, text and sound files. An excellent site when searching for specific information about an aspect of Roman life.
Romans
A good site detailing most things related to Romans. Richard is linked to the International School of Geneva, so his web site will be of use to educationalists.
Timeline of Roman Britain
A timeline with Hyperlinks. This site is part of Britannia History resources.
Roman Britain
All text, describing the period oulined by the above web site. Another part of the Britannia History resources.
BBC Education: Romans
This site is aimed at Primary Teachers and upper KS2 students interested in Roman History. A comprehensive site from BBC Education. Text, maps and images plus a great multiple choice quiz.
The Rome Project

Roman Health
Roman Empire
Rome: City of Empire
Pompeii Forum Project
Warfare in the Roman World
Classical Atlas Project
 
Vikings
 

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The World of the Vikings
A web site advertising World Of Vikings CD-Rom, explaining the Evidence boxes, Research Database and ordering Info.
The Jorvik Viking Centre
A web site linked to the Jorvik Viking Centre situate in York. Admission times, ways to use the centre, school visits.
The World of the Vikings
An excellent guide to Viking resources on the Internet. Links to other sites, including: runes, museums, Re-enactments, schools, ships, etc........
Viking Voyage 1000
Viking Voyage 1000 This site documents the Viking Voyage 1000 project, which took place on Aug 15th 1997. To use some of the functions on this site, you will need RealPlayer and Shockwave software. There are links to download the software if not present on your machine. Downloadable text and images.
The Vikings
Lots of hyperlinks in text and images. Covers: everyday life, travels, Heritage, Regions, Contributions from schools, Viking Maths and Viking Quiz.

Viking No
Did the Vikings really wear horns on their helmets and do all the horrible things they were supposed to have done? Find out more!
Anglo-Saxons & Vikings
 
Tudors
 

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Tudors
Welford and Wickham Primary School have found out all about The Tudors, so if you're studying the same topic why not try out this extensive and informative site. You won't be disappointed!
The Tudors
Scholarly site on the Tudors covering such topics as the arts, music and the life of women in Tudor times. Links to other Tudor-type sites too.
The Tudors
An excellent resource for KS2 Children about the tudor monarchy.  Simple but not simplistic it's clearly laid out for children and easy to navigate. Well worth a visit! 
Tudor Timeline
Britannia present a Tudor Timeline with links to pages about all the Tudor monarchs and other important historical characters of the time.
Battle of Bosworth
Modern day picture of the battlefield where the War of the Roses ended and the Tudor dynasty began. Little information.
Henry VII
See below.
Henry VIII
See below
Edward VI
See below
Lady Jane Grey
See below
Mary I
See below
Elizabeth I
See below
Mary Queen of Scots
The above pages are all part of a vast database/pictures about The Tudors. Links to all the historical characters of the time. Also links to a Royal database for searches back to 8th Century including The Romans, Family History, World history. Interesting database but not very visual.
Welcome to the Mary Rose
First rate site on Henry VIII's favourite warship. Very readable text, excellent graphics and even a 3D model. Wow! Great site to use with KS2 children.
The Spanish Armada
Sir Francis Drake
Sir Walter Raleigh
Link from the Information Devon Webpage. Database about Sir Walter with links to other pages/sites perhaps a little outdated in appearance.
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Just about everything you would ever want to know about the Globe from 1564 to present day! Lots of pictures, data and links including a time line from 1564 to 1999.

 
Victorians
 

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The Victorian Web
This web site has everything you would ever want to know about the Victorians in the form of links and databases about the Literature, History and culture in the age of the victorians.
The Age of Empire
Web page with numerous interesting historical links such as Prime Ministers 1721-1901. It is part of the Britannia website so loads of links to Monarchs from 802AD, Timelines, Historical documents and maps, King Arthur, Time period links and Early British Kingdoms. An excellent site for historical research at KS2/3.
Queen Victoria
See below.
Queen Victoria illustrated resources
A web site full of pictures related to Queen Victoria and her family. The images do take some time to load but are a very good visual resource for topic work.
The History of Costume by Braun Schneider - c.1861-1880
Web site showing plates of costumes from the Egyptians to Late 19th century from around the world. A good visual resource that would aid lots of different topics. The pictures can be enlarged.

 
World War 1
 

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Trenches on the web
 This is a first rate site, detailing the history of the First World War.

 
Britain Since the 1930s
 

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World War II: The World Remembers
WW2 Photo Gallery
The 1960s
The Sixties
History of the Home Guard
Apollo 11
Loads of information and links to some excellent sites about Earth, Mars etc. well worth a visit.

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