History

BBC Bitesize
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
A free online study resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework. Includes videos, activities, quizzes and games.
Country
UK
BBC Teach
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18;Age 4-8;Age 8-11
Description
This website offers thousands of free inter-active lessons and curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.
Country
UK
Big History Project
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
The Big History Project website provides lessons in world history events throughout the centuries, from the big bang to agricultural history. Some content is available without registering, with more available for those who make a free account.
Country
USA
Brainpop
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 4-8;Age 8-11
Description
BrainPOP offers engaging learning games, animated movies and activities, and tools that challenge students to reflect, make connections and engage in deeper, curiosity-driven learning.
Country
UK
Children’s University of Manchester
Suitable Age
Age 8-11
Description
Free to access activities for young people on a range of different subjects such as Ancient Egypt, French, Words, Energy and the Environment
Country
UK
CK-12
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 0-4;Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
A comprehensive free resource offering textbook style learning guides, divided by subject, level and topic area. The maths coverage goes from Kindergarten to the equivalent of Year 13, while other subject areas are split by topic, rather than age group.
Country
USA
Classroom Secrets
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 0-4;Age 4-8;Age 11-14
Description
A huge range of free resources in Maths, English and GPS tasks (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling) for young people in KS1 & KS2.
Country
UK
Crashcourse (YouTube)
Suitable Age
Age 11-14, Age 14-16, Age 16-18
Description
Crash Course is a popular US based youtube channel with over 10 Million subscribers The short Educational Videos provide comprehensive overviews of specific subjects, divided into categories including World History, Engineering, Statistics, History of Science. Particularly useful for older students.
Country
USA
Exploratorium
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
Videos, experiments and tutorials to bring a range of subjects to life, including some GCSE topic areas.
Country
USA
HippoCampus
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
This is a very useful compilation of resources covering both elementary and high-school level education. HippoCampus has designed programmes oriented around specific topics, with links to free resources on external sites where appropriate.
Country
USA
ICHistory
Website Name
Subject
Suitable Age
Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
Free resources, including e-books on a variety of topics. Offers an entire library of student friendly worksheets, activities, presentations and ideas to save you time and support your planning
Country
UK
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suitable Age
Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
Resources and free short courses aimed at more advanced high-school students, developed by the university.
Country
USA
OpenStax
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
A set of free, downloadable peer-reviewed textbooks, oriented around the US AP-level studies but appropriate for UK students aged 14-18.
Country
USA
Primary Homework Help
Suitable Age
Age 0-4;Age 4-8;Age 8-11
Description
Primary School Resources covering a varierty of subjects, including core subjects. For Years 1 to 6
Country
UK
Primary Resources
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16
Description
Primary Resources covers a wide range of subjects, for Year 1 through to Year 10.
Country
UK
Revisionworld.com
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 14-16, Age 16-18
Description
Revisionworld.com offers visual revision videos and fun tests for a wide range of subjects including, English, French, Geography, History, ICT, Maths, PE, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish and RS.
Country
UK
S-cool.co.uk
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Website Address
Description
Find free revision and study notes with questions and answers to mark yourself for A Level and GCSE
Country
UK
Schoolhistory.co.uk
Website Name
Subject
Suitable Age
Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
School History offers helpful revision notes, fun history lessons and resources, categorized by type and age level.
Country
UK
Shmoop
Website Name
Suitable Age
Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Website Address
Description
Free access to online study guides for some core and non-core subjects. Ideal for secondary school students. This is US-based website but many of the topics are also covered in school curriculums in the UK.
Country
USA
Smithsonian Learning Lab
Suitable Age
Age 0-4;Age 4-8;Age 8-11;Age 11-14;Age 14-16;Age 16-18
Description
A rich library of resources provided by the Smithsonian museum alongside crowdsourced resources, covering a huge range of topics, ranging from elementary arithmetic to the depiction of women in art. The homepage provides guides to how the resources are organise, as well as suggestions (based on the US grade education system) as to where to look.
Country
USA