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All resources created by staff, freelancers and volunteers at Thurrock Museum and Coalhouse Fort for learners of all ages.

All resources created by staff, freelancers and volunteers at Thurrock Museum and Coalhouse Fort for learners of all ages.
Frida Kahlo
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Frida Kahlo

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A fact pack for teachers. Increase your knowledge quickly with short, well researched and trustworthy information compiled by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. Can also be downloaded and e-mailled to pupils easily.
Empire Windrush
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Empire Windrush

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National Windrush Day is 22nd June. Thurrock Museum is excited to share this resource with special thanks to Tilbury on Thames Trust and The Windrush Foundation. Some up-dates are needed to bring it up to present day, but this resource is packed with facts, photographs, real-life stories and interactive links. There are SIX lesson plans and all the resources you need.
Tutankhamun
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Tutankhamun

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A fact pack for teachers. Increase your knowledge quickly with short, well researched and trustworthy information compiled by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. Can also be downloaded and e-mailled to pupils easily.
Rosa Parks
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Rosa Parks

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A fact pack for teachers. Increase your knowledge quickly with short, well researched and trustworthy information compiled by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. Can also be downloaded and e-mailled to pupils easily.
Back to School after Covid-19
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Back to School after Covid-19

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Marking a significant modern event with children: a selection of activities, curriculum linked, for Nursery to Year 6. Your ratings and reviews allow us to continue making free digital content. Please take a moment to tell us what you think. :-)
Holocaust Memorial Day 2021
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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

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An ideal starting point for discussing the Holocaust or genocide or as a one off activity for Holocaust Memorial Day (Wednesday 27th January 2021) Best viewed in slideshow mode: to give the impression of flicking through a book. The PowerPoint can be used in class or send to students at home. Sections include answers and activities surrounding questions about Holocaust Memorial Day: Why do we remember Holocaust Memorial Day Who do we remember? How do we remember - considering the challenges of 2021? Includes answers and ideas from other secondary school children - helping students see it as relevant to people their age. Includes images of children and candles, but no graphic imagery. Students are guided to write their own pledge, inspired by the experiences and words of secondary school children in Thurrock. They are encouraged to place these pledges in their window at home. There is also a message about the organised campaign to light a candle on Wednesday 27th January at 8pm.
WW1 Women: Famous then Forgotten
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WW1 Women: Famous then Forgotten

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Five fact files of First World War Women, who were famous in their day but have been almost forgotten by history. Pack includes three ideas for teachers on how to use the fact files in the classroom. All research has been compiled and checked by volunteers at Thurrock Museum, with a focus on women of national importance. Famous then forgotten WW1 women: Christina Broom - photographer to the Brigade of Guards and Household Cavalry during the First World War. Girl Guides - teenage girls, names now forgotten, who took on long hours for MI5 in WW1 and acted as messengers at the Treaty of Versailles Katherine Furse - a founder of the WRNS (Women’s Royal Naval Service) which had a prominent role in both World Wars. Lena Ashwell - organised theatre, music, opera and poetry performances for soldiers in the First World War in all weathers, conditions and sometimes under fire. Olive Edis - a respected photographer who toured Europe in 1919. Her photographs documented the lives of women working in the ruins of the old WW1 battle grounds.
Primary Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 Thurrock
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Primary Holocaust Memorial Day 2021 Thurrock

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Perfect for use in assembly or to be sent to children studying at home. Best viewed in slideshow mode: to give the impression of flicking through a book. This Powerpoint explains in a child friendly way why we mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We ask ‘who do we remember?’. Children will see images of candles and other children thoughtfully marking the day, but no graphic imagery. Specific to Thurrock: there are photos of the Holocaust memorial created by Thurrock school children. We end by asking children to use their imagination and creativity to remember Holocaust Memorial Day, while staying safe indoors for 2021. There is also a message about the organised campaign to light a candle on Wednesday 27th January at 8pm.
WW2 Home Front
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WW2 Home Front

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This Second World War bundle includes a PowerPoint featuring iconic posters and photographs with information and ideas for activities. PLUS: A rationing shopping game for 2 or more A clothing game for 1 or more Templates for an evacuees suitcase and postcard
Suffragists & Suffragettes
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Suffragists & Suffragettes

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Both suffragists & suffragettes campaigned for votes for women, but what was the difference between them? Break away from stereotypes or preconceived ideas with lesser known examples of Charlotte Despard and Lady Florence Norman (the Suffragette on a Scooter) A great introduction to the subject: use this resource to help students understand the difference between suffragettes and suffragists and be introduced to the key groups, their leaders and their tactics. We use Charlotte Despard and Lady Florence Norman as less well known examples - to break away from stereotypes and give students the opportunity to discover histories more famous examples for themselves. The pack includes suggested activities for teachers alongside fact files researched and fact checked by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. These activities can be done in the class room or sent to children at home to complete. Activities: Creating their own suffragette fact sheet Designing a ‘snakes and ladders’ style game for Lady Florence Norman All Word documents and PowerPoints can be edited to suit your lesson.
WW1 Women
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WW1 Women

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A list of 10 women from the First World War with a short paragraph about them and their contribution to the War effort. Includes a suggested activity, but can be edited and used as you wish. Research by volunteers at Thurrock Museum
WW2: Outbreak of War
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WW2: Outbreak of War

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A set of fact files created by Thurrock Museum volunteers looking closely at the context and start of the Second World War (1939 and 1940). Perfect for teachers to come up to speed quickly on WW2 history and can be used in the classroom for a variety of activities (three suggestions included in the pack) Fact files include: Air raid shelters Athenia Day war broke out Dig for Victory Evacuation First bombing raid Food and rationing Phoney War The Battle of River Plate
Guess the Victorian Object
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Guess the Victorian Object

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Photos of a variety of Victorian Objects that were used around a Grand Victorian House for everyone to guess what the object was for and what it is called.
Christmas History Quiz
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Christmas History Quiz

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Christmassy questions relating to different periods in history. Answers included with extra website resources for teachers and students. Aimed at KS2 and KS3.
End of the First World War: 1918 and beyond
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End of the First World War: 1918 and beyond

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Give the fact files to groups of 2-3 students. Challenge them to make the information interesting and accessible: perhaps as a presentation for the class, a video, a poster or piece of writing. A great way to end your WW1 topic. Includes 14 fact files - with research and fact checking by Thurrock Museum volunteers. If you want more WW1 factfiles and resources search TES for ThurrockMuseum and World War One Women.
Florence Nightingale
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Florence Nightingale

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A fact pack for teachers. Increase your knowledge quickly with short, well researched and trustworthy information compiled by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. Can also be downloaded and e-mailled to pupils easily.
MISSION Coalhouse Fort Park
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MISSION Coalhouse Fort Park

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For: Teachers with small classes AN END OF TERM TREAT Home Learning: Families AT HOME or on SUMMER HOLIDAY. Two former Coalhouse Fort scientists need help with an investigation in the Park. Can you rise to the challenges of this mission and solve the mystery shape puzzle?! Start with some creative tasks at home or school, follow the interactive trail around the Park, and then celebrate your success back at base with two, fun wrapup activities. Complete the mission on one all-day visit or over several.
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day

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Pack includes 8 fact files that include inspiring women who have made significant social, technological and cultural impact. #ChooseToChallenge We can choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Pack created for International Women’s Day includes fact files created by volunteers at Thurrock Museum. Includes ideas for teachers on how to use them in the class room, including: ACTIVITY IDEA If there was a special day to celebrate them (the women in the fact files) what should it include? Includes fact files on: Florence Nightingale Rosa Parks Enid Blyton Hedy Lamarr Mary Quant Mona Inglesby Audrey Hepburn Frida Kahlo
Video: Alfred Russel Wallace in Thurrock
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Video: Alfred Russel Wallace in Thurrock

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Alfred Russel Wallace co-discovered natural selection, prompting his contemporary Charles Darwin to publish his own thoughts on evolution. Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a naturalist, biologist and geographer. Find out more about him and his time in Grays, Thurrock.