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This selection of case studies with supporting materials and suggested learning activities illustrates how Images of England may be used to support studies in different areas of the curriculum and at different key stages. They may be used as presented, copied or adapted to suit your own schemes of work.

Wolsingham Canals


Wolsingham from Red Bank 2002Demonstrates how using Images of England to identify buildings of interest can allow teachers to explore the character and development of a locality.


KS 2 History Unit 18 What was it like to live here in the past? Citizenship unit 9;

Skills; Enquiry and Research, Interpretation 2a,b; 3; 4a,b

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Lock on the Grand Union Canal, Slapton Grove, Buckinghamshire IoE number 042139  © Mr  Richard Hart Ideas for basing schemes of work around a local canal plus ready-to-use case study based on the Thames and Severn complete with digitised archive sources.

KS2 History/Geography Local Study, Citizenship units 9, 10;

KS3 History, Britain 1750-1900 - industrialisation. Skills; Using sources, Historical interpretation

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Thames and Severn Canal...click here

Industrial Revolution Remembrance


 Remains of 2 annealing ovens, Kelston, Somerset, IoE number: 399986 © Mr David J Lewis The Industrial Revolution in a local area by Chris Culpin

Enables pupils to search for evidence of the Industrial Revolution in their local area and interpret the results.

KS3 History "Britain 1750-1900" "A study of how …industrialisation affected the United Kingdom, including the local area" - Years 8/9. Skills; Historical Interpretation

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War memorial, Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, IoE number 216422, © Mr Philip Pye

Using local memorials, Pat Hughes looks at how and why events are commemorated .


KS 1 History Unit 17 What are we remembering on Remembrance Day? Citizenship; 2g Local environment

Skills; Understanding, Enquiry, Interpretation 1b,2a,3; 4a,4b, 6d

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Liverpool - City of Culture 2008 Victorian Education

Royal Liver Building Pier Head, IoE number 214151 © Mr Tony Myers Pat Hughes demonstrates what buildings can tell us about the growth of Victorian cities


KS 2 History Victorian Britain; History Unit 18 What was it like to live here in the past? Citizenship unit 9;

Skills; Enquiry and Research, Interpretation 2a,b; 3; 4a,b

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Wolverhampton Grammar School, Compton Road, Wolverhampton - Image 378393 © Mr GW Tanner ARPS
Illustrated history of Victorian education with ideas for how to study a Victorian school building and find out about its pupils.


KS2 Victorian Britain, Unit 12 How did life change in our locality in Victorian times? Skills; 2a,b; 4a,b

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Victorian School Sources...click here
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