is based on material found in Archives
and Special Collections, Durham University Library. It uses documents,
printed books, maps, photographs, cartoons and images of artefacts.
Chronicle, Liber Cronicarum, 1493, SR 2 4 B
W D Lowe, The War History of the 18th Battalion Durham Light Infantry,
1923. L 356.LOW
Appendix C of 18 DLI War Diary, Lowe Papers
Report into the State of Schools in Co Durham, XL 080 BAR/18
Diary of J Theodore West, Add MSS 539
Inventory pertaining to the Baker family, Baker Baker
Durham Chronicle, 24 Nov 1865, LLL 072 Durham
Map showing the results of the Agricultural Survey,
XLLL 942.81 DIC/120b
Photograph showing men at work in Saddler Street, Gibby/City/A/49
Photograph showing shop front of Brown Bros, Durham, Gibby/City/A/16
Photograph of Durham Market Place c1870, Gibby/City/A/16
Photograph of Durham Market Place c1910, Gibby/City/A/99
Cartoon entitled 'Amputation', Baker Baker Prints
Cartoon entitled 'Optic Curls', Baker Baker Prints
Cartoon entitled 'The Balance of Justice', Baker
Baker Prints No 133
Leg iron, G//S 5211/1
Oil burne, G//S 1058/35
Bowl, G//S 1228/1
Foxe's Book of Martyrs, Routh 29 A 14
On the Causes of the Success of the English Revolution, M
Guizot, 1850, Routh 50 E 22,
Memoirs of King Charles I & the Loyalists who suffered in his cause,
1795, Routh 45 D 18
Letter sent to D Coates regarding slavery, GRE B 148/16
Extract from Lord Belmore's dispatch regarding slavery, GRE
Contents and use of resource
has been designed to be used in conjunction with resources already being
used to teach the 'What is History?' module to Year 7 when they start
secondary school. The site is not meant to be an exhaustive resource
for teaching this module, although all relevant areas have been covered.
Rather it focuses on a concise set of tasks, activities, questions and
use of sources not readily available in the classroom which, it is hoped,
will make the teaching this module interesting and entertaining. Each
section is meant to explore the problems of studying history, teach
new skills and hopefully lead the student to develop a better understanding
of the principles and methods used in the study of history.
of all written sources have been provided and, where appropriate, simplified
versions have also been included. Students struggling with unfamiliar
or difficult words should be directed to the glossary where definitions
and explanations have been give. If you are interested in using the
images as a stand alone resource, they are available in pdf format and
can be downloaded by pressing the Print button. Finally, a summary worksheet
for the whole resource has also been provided. This can be found by
pressing the Worksheet button.
this resource use Flash. If you do not have Flash installed on your
computer, it can be downloaded from the Adobe
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has been designed to support the aims of the National Curriculum, in
particular the demands of QCA
Scheme of Work: What's it all about?
Ideas and activities
on activities from the resources found on this site could be:
pupils to bring in their own source or artefact that could then be analysed
in class with a specific set of questions drawn up by the students.
Departments, if they have not already done so, may wish to create their
own artefacts box which again could be used in class.
should consider contacting their local archive, museum or library as
many will have an education/schools liaison officer who could arrange
for outreach visits, loan of original or surrogate material, visit to
the venue, or provide further advice.