History resources for secondary schools

Inspire a love of History in the contemporary secondary classroom.

Use the power of high-quality video content to bring historical events like the Black Death or the Holocaust to life for your students. Use video for effective pre-teaching, revision or to reinforce subject content. From war and revolution to crime and punishment, ClickView has you covered with an extensive library of secondary History videos. Each video has been aligned with the curriculum in consultation with subject experts and comes with bonus resources. You can find lesson plans, classroom activities and downloadable worksheets to help you with your planning.

Free secondary History videos to boost engagement and classroom outcomes

High-quality, engaging video content can make the world of difference to engagement and subject understanding. Learn more about how your History department could use ClickView to make a significant difference to student engagement and educational outcomes. For a limited time, you can watch a selection of popular History videos for free.

For access to every ClickView video and the full suite of bonus supporting educational resources including lesson plans, request your free trial.

The First and Second Interregnum

Series: Scottish History

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Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Series: Classical Antiquity

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Rome: Blood and Thrones

Series: Women of the Ancient World

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Crime and Punishment in Industrial Britain

Series: Britain's History of Crime and Punishment

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Access current, high-quality curriculum-aligned History resources

With a ClickView subscription, you can download the accompanying secondary History resource pack for any video in our library. Save time and teach your lessons with confidence, knowing that all classroom activities, worksheets and lesson plans have been designed with the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence in mind. Created with advice from subject experts, History resources include quizzes, timelines, people profiles and more.

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Lesson Plans

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Troubles at Home and Abroad - Mary Queen of Scots
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Ancient Roman Military Across Time
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AQA GCSE History
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Edexcel History
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OCR GCSE History A
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OCR GCSE History B

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Make important connections

Studying History can encourage an interest in the past and help students make important connections to their lives today. Use carefully curated videos in your classes to engage contemporary learners and explore concepts such as change and perspective.

Ready-to-go resources

Dive into secondary History resources such as timelines, people profiles and quizzes. You can adapt ClickView resources for online learning, share them with colleagues or teams, download them and embed them straight into your learning management system for easy student access.

Created with History experts

All History classroom activities, worksheets and lesson plans have been created in collaboration with our educational consultants. They have been carefully aligned to the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence, ready to use in your classroom.

Student ownership of learning

Encourage student ownership of learning as you transform video watching in the History classroom into an active experience. Check in with your students as you navigate a topic, from ancient civilisations to World War 1, encouraging them to reflect on and take responsibility for their learning.

Teaching strategies

ClickView can support you with resources to help you implement metacognitive strategies and other teaching strategies into your secondary History classroom. Explore content on the topic of critical thinking to encourage skill development. Discussion-based activities in teacher resources also promote active inquiry in students.