Local and Community History Month
Local and Community History Month (1-31 May) encourages communities to explore their history and promotes historical awareness of your local area. We have hand-picked some of the best lesson plans, activities and assemblies from TES Connect to help you celebrate the history of your local community during the month of May.
Look back to the Great Fire of London during Local and Community History Month with this informative presentation including a variety of tasks.
For local communities in the South-West, this GCSE History local study on Bristol examines what factors made it a successful slave port.
Study Scotland during Community History Month by exploring this selection of lesson plans and videos.
Use your pupils’ enquiry skills with these resources about the effects of the Blitz on Wales.
For town and cities with an industrial background, this lesson is a great way to investigate local history by exploring the conditions of child workers in the industrial revolution.
A cross-curricular lesson using Google tools to allow students to compare their local area in images past and present.
Facts about Victorian Britain on a double sided mat to support independent learning or as a resource for group work at KS2.
Ideal for Local and Community History Month, this pack allows classes to explore local history and geography. Investigate rivers and settlements using these resources, ideas and lesson plans.
Raise awareness of Local and Community History Month by getting your pupils to perform this light-hearted assembly.
Identify some of the factors that caused people to emigrate to the UK in the 20th Century and how attitudes and communities have changed.
Use the ideas presented in this short film from Teachers TV to celebrate Local and Community History Month.
In this activity from Franklin Watts, students investigate a building in their local area and how it relates to the history of the community.
A good-practice example from Ofsted detailing how to ensure students have an understanding of history’s relevance to their own communities.
Use this guide from Ofsted for increasing the amount of local history in your KS3 curriculum.
This help sheet from the War Memorials Trust is aimed at helping secondary school teachers approach the topic of war memorials with KS3 pupils.
A cross curricular topic plan based on war memorials and incorporating history, citizenship, maths, ICT, science and Art/DT.
Use these planning documents from QCDA to help students synthesise what they have found out about the local area and put their findings in chronological context.