Changing the World - Primary schools resources for History and English

Free online, downloadable resources

Working with Benjamin Franklin House and Wesley’s House and the Museum of Methodism – we are pleased to offer these downloadable online resources around the theme ‘Changing the World’. All our of unique historical sites and histories are about making the world a better place and celebrating people that championed these changes. The resources are presented as three  presentations (with audio/video), some with accompanying worksheets or experiments and all teacher/guardian guides to support learners, although the resources are designed so learners can work independently.

Teachers can watch this short CPD with more information on the programme recorded on our youtube channel.

There are three sets of resources, one focusing on stories from Newington Green Meeting House, one from Benjamin Franklin’s life and one from Wesley’s histories.

These resources below from the Newington Green Meeting House project cover the history of this 300 year old religious building where people have always thought differently, together. Learners will meet their historical neighbours, meet the famous faces of the Meeting House like Mary Wollstonecraft (mother of feminism) and learn about campaigns today to make the world a fairer place.

For KS3 learners the resources go on further to introduce Anna Laetitia Barbauld, poet and educator, who attended the Meeting House and spent her life writing works to make the world a fairer place – like writing protest poems to support abolishing slavery. Through exploring her work, and contemporary versions and interpretations of her works from poet Dr. Simon Jenner, learners create their own protest poems about campaigns they feel strongly about today.

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