You can use Learning Curve for researching an essay, a presentation, a report, a piece of coursework or an in-depth personal study. You may want to use it for exam revision or to practise your work with sources. Choose a title from the Index of topics to get started.
Study skills and further research
What to consider when you’re dealing with primary sources – for example photographs, films, posters and documents.
Advice on planning, structuring and writing history essays.
Tips on revising your work and preparing for a history exam.
Tips on choosing a topic, carrying out research and writing up your work for the optional personal study at A level.
Other websites you may find helpful for learning history.
Activities and games
Find out how Tudor people had fun. Choose from six games and activities on The Tudors.
Can you deliver an important message before the time runs out? Go to the trenches.
Want to be a knight in shining armour riding into combat on your trusty steed? Choose your horse, select your armour and try your skills against four jousting champions from the court of Queen Elizabeth I. Play Joust!
Enter the 3D virtual reality model of Tudor Hackney. Walk around the town. See inside the home of the Daniell family, pick up objects and watch video clips explaining daily activities there. (This uses Viscape viewer software, which you can download.)
The Home Front - World War 2
To play these games, follow the link and then click on the Activity button:
Build a bomb shelter
Help children escape from the bombing of the Blitz
Go shopping in war-torn Britain
Crime & Punishment
To play these games, follow the link and then click on the Game button:
Guilty or Innocent? - You be the judge
The Watchman - Help him stop criminals
Tug of War - Will the lords win or will the peasants drag them through the mud?
Catch the Robber - A medieval crime has been committed!
The Train - New inventions gave wonderful opportunities to ordinary people. Use your brainpower to get that steam train to the seaside.
Victorian Crime - Patrol the streets as a ‘peeler’, catch the criminals and decide their punishment. If you don’t get it right, they’ll escape.