Secondary Aged Children Online Resources
Welcome to Durham University Library and Collections’ secondary online learning resources! If you’re looking to learn something new, find out more about our artefacts, or simply for something to do during this difficult time, we aim to help you do just that.
This section of our website contains videos, downloads and more based on our wonderful collections held in our museums, libraries and archives to help you learn more about them from home.
Introduction to History
The Normans in Durham
The Normans left an incredible architectural legacy in Durham. This guide details some of the amazing Norman features that can be found in Durham Castle.
The Battle of Dunbar, the Skeletons in the Library and the English Civil War.
In 2013, archaeologists found a mass grave underneath the site of Palace Green Library. This downloadable resource details the Scottish soldiers found buried, the battle they fought in and what happened next.
The Story of Hanuman
Discover the story of the Hindu god Hanuman and find out what qualities he represents.
What Impact did New Technology have on the First World War?
The First World War witnessed many technological developments such as the use of aircraft, developments in artillery techniques, changes in methods of communication and the use of gas. This resource looks at those developments and asks what impact they had.
What was it like to fight in the First World War?
Since the 1960s the emphasis has been on the awful conditions, the casualty rates and on the stupidity and cowardice of the 'butchering and bungling' generals. But what was it really like for the men on the Western Front?
Crime and Punishment in Durham
Using examples from Durham, this resource looks at the nature of crime, the purposes of punishment and the work of prison reformers.
Shaping the Nation: Democracy and Citizenship
We are producing resources that support the new History GCSE curricula focusing on citizenship and revolt from Magna Carta to the Chartists.