From the men, women and children who resisted their enslavement, to the campaigners who fought for its abolition, use a range of sources to find out who fought for the abolition of slavery and some of the tactics they used.
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.
Explore the inventions and discoveries that changed the way people travelled in the early 1800s and assess their impact on people’s lives.
Interrogate banners, posters, songs and more to find out how and why workers of the past protested, and whether their demands were met.
What might the Waterloo teeth have to say? What questions might they ask the students..?
Historical enquiries for all ages exploring the Age of Revolution – from transport, the industrial revolution and Captain Cook’s shopping list, to campaigns, protests, revolutionary ideas and the French revolution.
Use these guides to make the most of our Revolutionary collection across the curriculum with students of all ages.
How might the Chartists or the Abolitionists have used Twitter in their campaigns for political and social revolution?
Revolutionary facts and figures - can students fool their classmates?
Use a simple app to make an object or artwork speak - what might they have to say about their owner or maker, where they’ve been, what they’ve seen…?