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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Use video to deepen subject understanding in History
For all levels of secondary History, interactive videos are a useful tool. You can use interactives for revision and also for formative assessment. Just add a layer of questions to any video in the library and you’re on your way. Check in with your students as you navigate a topic, from Vikings to Stalin, allowing them to critically reflect on and take responsibility for their learning. Find out more about interactive videos
Tailored professional learning
Make sure your History department colleagues are getting the most out of the ClickView platform. Whether you need to master the basics, or you’d like to enhance your skills in a particular area, you’ll find a professional learning option to suit you. From onsite training to tutorials, webinars and events, you’ll grow your confidence to use ClickView in new and exciting ways. Check out our Training page
Senior History revision essentials
To help save you valuable time, all ClickView-produced History videos come with teaching resources. Many of these are suitable for revision purposes and all are designed in collaboration with subject experts for your peace of mind. Our GCSE History study guides are consistently popular with senior History teachers as a reliable, high-quality teaching resource. Browse our GCSE History study guides and resources
The contemporary History classroom
The content may be historical, but your History classroom needs to respond to the needs of contemporary learners. To keep students curious and engaged, we offer an ever-evolving video collection including our ClickView-produced series. You’ll also find a huge selection of recent programmes, news broadcasts and documentaries on ClickView TV to embed into your next unit. Check out the latest additions to ClickView TV
History resources designed for secondary schools
We regularly update our educational video library with ClickView-produced content to maximise student engagement and learning in the classroom. You can find series such as Britain’s Health Through History, perfect for GCSE History students, The Rise of Dictators, ideal for Modern European History students, and Life in the Middle Ages for younger secondary students. With a ClickView subscription, you also have access to advert-free, free-to-air content to complement your teaching. Browse more history resources for secondary