What might have been on Captain Cook’s shopping list? How has transport changed? Why did so many people move during the Age of Revolution?
Our revolutionary collection brings together a rich array of historical sources from museums and galleries across the UK to help children find out about the extraordinary people, events and ideas of the Age of Revolution.
Each of our enquiries focuses on a key question, and guides children through using historical sources to formulate their own answers, with opportunities to:
- Frame and answer historically valid questions
- Explore different types of sources and evidence and assess their reliability
- Explore historical concepts such as similarity and difference, continuity and change, and historical significance
- Develop historical vocabulary
Use our historical enquiries with your children, adapt them, or create your own. Try our Guides, Activities and Creative and digital making projects for more ways to use the collection in the classroom.
All of our learning resources are authored by education specialists and historians.
Find out what was on board Captain Cook’s ship to help him and his crew make their long voyage to Australia and explore a land they’d never seen before.
Compare and contrast trains, boats, bikes and air travel from 200 years ago with the present day. What has changed? What has stayed the same?
Explore the inventions and discoveries that changed the way people travelled in the early 1800s and assess their impact on people’s lives.
From the millions of African men, women and children stolen from their homelands and transported to the Americas, to those moving from rural Britain to the newly industrialised towns and cities, explore the pushes and pulls on the people of the Age of Revolution.
What are the five steps to carrying out a successful enquiry? Tips and ideas for students of all ages, from asking useful and relevant historical questions - that students will really want to know the answers to, to using historical sources to evidence their own conclusions.