Ben Walsh explains Churchill Archive for Schools

5 reasons to use Churchill Archive in your school

See what you can achieve using the Churchill Archive

'It is a brilliant resource and we are lucky to be able to access it.'

- Diana Rawlings, Head of World Affairs, Millbrook Academy, Gloucestershire, UK

'Thank you so much for helping global citizens learn lessons from the past that are applicable today.'

- Will Lenssen, Principal, Canadian Online High School

'It’s easy to use and navigate and the resources…are just awesome. It’s a real gem.'

- Sarah Hunt, Librarian, St Theresa’s School, New Zealand

'I have just been on the website. It is incredible. The members of my department and our students will benefit immensely from it.'

- Christine Banda, Arundel School, Harare, Zimbabwe

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About the Churchill Archive for Schools

Reproduced from the Broadwater Collection with the permission of Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London on behalf of the Broadwater Collection. Original held at the Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Key features:

  • In-depth source analysis, with detailed help and commentary provided by experienced history educators
  • Clear guidance, tips and approaches to help you to get students to care about history
  • Encourages students to engage with documents, and to see history as personal and accessible
  • Equips students with the essential skill-set for the practice of history, including problem solving and lateral thinking
  • Suitable for use with classes, groups of students or individuals, with a range of investigations for different needs and audiences

Relevance to the curriculum

The Churchill Archive for Schools offers an expanding range of specially developed materials to support the teaching and learning of History at secondary level.

It covers a wide range of topics central to modern British, empire and world history. These topics are central to:

  • UK history courses including the National Curricula for History at Key Stage 3, all GCSE and A Level history courses and Scottish Highers.
  • United States AP English and World History.

It also contains teaching materials that help develop historical enquiry skills.

Free access to the complete Churchill Archive

The Churchill Archive for Schools provides teachers and students with an accessible and exciting entry point into the complete Churchill Archive, an extraordinary collection of source material for British and world history in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Normally available by annual subscription, the complete Churchill Archive is now available free of charge to schools worldwide until 31 December 2020 exclusively through JCS Online Resources.

Offering access to a vast range of original documents, the complete Churchill Archive is a goldmine for teachers and students alike. Highlights include:

  • Personal correspondence with his family and friends
  • Official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians and military leaders
  • Letters from constituents during his long years as an MP
  • Photographs and newspaper reports
  • Speeches in various drafts

 In addition to providing a unique insight into the life and times of a key figure of modern history, the complete Churchill Archive introduces students to the wonders of working with archive sources, and provides excellent support for independent learning.

Get full access to the Churchill Archive