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How to Guides

This selection of guides is designed to provide ideas and tips for using Images of England to support a range of learning activities in different areas of the curriculum and at different key stages. They may bLe used as presented, copied or adapted to suit your own requirements.


How to find images for your locality How to plan a local study
Dean Locks, Shevington, Wigan, Greater Manchester - IoE number: 403048 © Mr Roy Finch LRPS

Tips for searching Images of England to find photographs relating to your own locality.


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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol - IoE number: 379208 © Mrs Joy Roddy, LRPS

Why study the locality and where do you start? .......click here

For a Local Study planning framework......click here


How to study a listed building; learning activities How to trace the history of a building

Winding Gear, Woodhorn Colliery, Ashington, Northumberland - IoE number: 235913 © Mrs Anne Swearman ARPS DPAGB AFIAPFor suggested learning activities based on listed buildings ....click here

For information about listed buildings ....click here

For a list of useful publications ....click here

Longton Bottle Oven, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire - IoE number: 384460 © Mr Brian Peach LRPS

Tracing the history of a building is great fun but can be rather like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing and often involves learning the skills of a detective

Follow the trail to uncover the story ...click here


How to fit a local study into the National Curriculum How to use images in your classroom

St Andrew's Church, Framingham Earl, Norfolk - IoE number: 227151 © Mr E.M Trendell ARPSWhere can you fit a local study and work based on the historic built environment into the National Curriculum, QCA study units etc?

Ideas for history, geography, citizenship and more.

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Black Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne IoE number 304446, © Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB


A series of ideas for using digital images in the classroom based on Images of England and other sources, plus practical tips for saving, copying and presenting images.

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Please note that the inclusion of a listed building on this website does not mean it is open to the public.