Staffordshire Past Track
Staffordshire Past Track is a collection of primary sources specifically from Staffordshire. It includes maps, photographs, documents and online exhibitions such as 'Their Past Your Future', which can be found in the Featured Content area on the site.
Hednesford 1851 and 1871
Data and graphs comparing occupation, birth location and age/gender from Hednesford 1851 and 1871 can be found on the census website. The graphs and charts that you can access are animated.
Brewood Census 1881
Transcribed Documents for Brewood Census 1881
Local history data and primary sources compiled by Whittington and District History Society
Teachers and year 9 students from King Edward VI School, Stafford, have been working with the Shirehall Gallery to produce an exciting experience for students that links Citizenship and history.
Citizenship and History – The Trial of William Ellis
There are a wide range of websites on The Holocaust. Here is just a small selection that you may find useful to help yourself and students to reflect upon.
The Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Centre
Holocaust Memorial Day
Imperial War Museum
Holocaust Educational Trust
Although we usually associate Charles Darwin with Shrewsbury, his grand-father lived in Lichfield and was famous in his own right. Click on the links below to explore the life and times of this extraordinary man. For more information visit the Erasmus Darwin Foundation
Activities and links for developing this theme:
Erasmus Darwin Chronology (view more information on the web site)
Erasmus Darwin Lunar Society
Erasmus Darwin Odd One Out
Developing Darwin at Flaxley Primary School
Local and Family History
We would like you to share your stories based on research into your family's past. Photos, artefacts and oral evidence will all help to bring their story to life. Please send contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org (Key Stage 3/4) or email@example.com (Key Stage 1/2).
My Grandad was a German Soldier
Family History Resources held by the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service - a wide range of sources to help you compile your family history.
Staffordshire Places - showcases examples of archive sources available for a variety of places in Staffordshire. These are from the many collections deposited with the Staffordhshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service and also from the printed and graphic collections owned by the William Salt Library, Stafford.
Staffordshire Black History
Sources for Black and Asian History held by the Stafforshire and Stoke on Trent Archive Service - gives brief descriptions of content, document reference numbers, and some images of the documents themselves.
Francis Barber, Staffordshire's First Black Teacher
Thinking SpacesPrimary age visits to Staffordshire Record Office on a wide variety of themes -
Staffordshire Record Office
offers your gifted and talented students a valuable opportunity to experience learning beyond the classroom. During their visit, after a brief introduction the pupils will be expected to carry out a number of practical activities using the documents, to develop essential research skills. These archive activities have been devised to encourage the use of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) and promote an active rather than a passive approach to learning. Find further informatio
This session at Staffordshire Record Office is aimed at teaching pupils key history skills. Pupils will learn how to read old handwriting from the 16th and 17th centuries, question information and examine the historical sources closely, using original documents. This module has been created to offer a challenging and rewarding experience for pupils across all year groups and is best targeted at "Gifted and Talented" groups. Find further information.
Crime and Punishment
This session at Staffordshire Record Office is for KS3 and KS4 pupils and looks at issues such as conformity and the law, riots, punishments, gaols and transportation, using original documents. They will consider how society responds to challenges to authority. Find further information.
Medicine and Public Health
This session at Staffordshire Record Office is for KS3 and KS4 pupils and looks at issues such as access to medical advice and healthcare before the NHS, epidemics and public health, and issues around mental health, using original documents. Find further information.
This session at Staffordshire Record Office is for KS3 and KS4 pupils and looks at issues such as local democracy, religious tolerance and care of the needy, using original documents. They will consider questions such as "Who governs?", "Who pays?", and "Whose views are acceptable?" The session is suitable for both History and Citizenship. Find further information.
The English Civil War
This session at Staffordshire Record Office is for KS3 and KS4 pupils and looks at issues such as the causes of the war, narrative of events, aftermath of the war, and personalities involved. Pupils will learn how to read the handwriting of the seventeenth century, question information and examine the historical sources closely, using original documents. Find further information.
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