History teaching resources on significance

Why do we remember certain events and people while others fade from memory? Why does it matter how we commemorate/celebrate our past and what does it say about our values today?

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Why is Oskar Schindler so significant?
This resource is designed to highlight the importance of individual  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 09/01/2017 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | The Holocaust
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Quilting the legacy of slavery
A super resource for independent project work. Students work  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Published: 03/10/2016 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | Civil Rights Movement | The Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Why is the 'Declaration of the Rights of Man' so significant?
Students use Counsell's 5 Rs to consider the significance of  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Published: 09/08/2016 | From the resource collection(s): French Revolution
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What role did Gandhi play in ending Empire in India?
Detailed cards cover Gandhi's life and contribution to ending  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 18/07/2016 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire | The History of India
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Reformers of the 19th century role-play
A scripted role-play in which Lord Shaftesbury, Robert Owen and  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 04/11/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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Who had the biggest impact on the Industrial Revolution?
Dragons' Den meets the Apprentice in this resource which gets  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 30/09/2014 | From the resource collection(s): Industrial Revolution
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Who were the Empire Builders?
A great way to start a unit on the British Empire! Students take  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 25/03/2014 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire
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Men from the British Empire in the First World War
Information about troops from around the British Empire is c  … read more
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KS3 | Diversity | Significance | Published: 12/02/2014 | From the resource collection(s): British Empire | First World War
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How should we remember the Birkenhead?
A challenging stand-alone lesson which encourages KS3 students  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 19/07/2013 | From the resource collection(s): British naval History
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Alphabet agencies top trumps: the Second New Deal
Students rate each agency according to who it did and didn't  … read more
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KS4 | Depth studies | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 01/05/2013 | From the resource collection(s): 20th century America
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Remembering slavery - exhibition group work
Students explore issues around how we remember the Transatlantic  … read more
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KS3 | Diversity | Significance | Industrial Age: 1750-1900 | Published: 17/04/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Black peoples of the Americas | The Transatlantic Slave Trade
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How well do you know your Renaissance individuals?
An interactive quiz for students to self assess how well they  … read more
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KS4 | Significance | Thematic studies | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 10/04/2013 | From the resource collection(s): Medicine & health
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In what ways is the My Lai Massacre historically significant?
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KS3 KS4 | Modern World studies | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 24/10/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Cold War | Cold War in Europe
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How should we remember the Holocaust?
A full lesson, based on images of Holocaust memorials, which  … read more
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KS3 KS4 | Depth studies | Significance | Modern World: 1900-present | Published: 24/10/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Germany | The Holocaust
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Tudor and Stuart top trumps
A fun resource designed to get students to consider the relative  … read more
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KS3 | Significance | Early Modern period: 1500-1750 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Early Modern Period
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Who was the true hero in the battle for Britain?
A group exercise designed to get students thinking about the  … read more
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KS3 | Communicating about the past | Significance | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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What was the significance of the Magna Carta?
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KS3 | Significance | The Medieval period: 1000-1500 | Published: 18/07/2012 | From the resource collection(s): Power and conflict in the Medieval period
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