- Diana Rawlings, Head of World Affairs, Millbrook Academy, Gloucestershire, UK
- Will Lenssen, Principal, Canadian Online High School
- Sarah Hunt, Librarian, St Theresa’s School, New Zealand
- Christine Banda, Arundel School, Harare, Zimbabwe
Churchill Archive for Schools provides an extensive range of classroom-ready resources written by leading history teachers to help build students’ skills and confidence in using primary sources. This website is freely available without registration.
Churchill Archive for Schools also provides teachers and students with an accessible and exciting entry point into the complete Churchill Archive, which is available free of charge to secondary schools and sixth form colleges worldwide through registration. You can register for access to the complete archive of 800,000 pages of documents here.
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Resources included in Churchill Archive for Schools are based around four broad themes:
➜ Key questions in modern British and empire history
➜ Key questions in modern world history
➜ Key questions in twentieth-century Anglo-American relations
➜ Key questions on Churchill: discussion, debate and controversy
Within these overarching themes, ‘investigations’ — in the form of challenges or questions — have been prepared to introduce students to archive sources. The investigations - or document-based questions - are all written by authors who are experienced educators and are designed to engage and excite as well as inform and challenge.
Each contains six to eight documents from the Churchill Archive, together with background information, to help them interpret the sources, and to understand and answer the investigation.
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.
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:
It also contains teaching materials that help develop historical enquiry skills.
Support for teachers
Teachers’ notes are available for each investigation in the Churchill Archive for Schools. In addition, guidance and advice is available on the following topics:
➜ How to get the most out of resources included in the Churchill Archive for Schools
➜ Using the archive of a 'great man' to learn about ordinary people
➜ Getting students to care about modern world history
➜ Tackling the content challenges posed by modern world history
The Churchill Archive for Schools website has also migrated to a new platform environment, but retains the same separate domain: churchillarchiveforschools.com. The platform continues to provides the same range of freely available, classroom-ready resources, specially written and developed by leading history educators to support the teaching of History at secondary level. Full page-level redirects have been enabled for all existing pages and resources on the platform, and we have endeavoured to retain the same user-friendly, accessible display for users at all education levels.
Access to the Churchill Archive for Schools site remains free to all without registration, and the complete Churchill Archive continues to be available free of charge to schools and sixth form colleges worldwide.
You can read more about the migration of the wider Churchill Archive platform here.