History Lines

Many of you have told us how much you love the History Cookbook http://cookit.e2bn.org/historycookbook/ with its useful and informative sections Food, Health and general background information on each period of British history.

You have also said that you would like us to expand these resources. So over the summer we have been busy moving the existing history sections of Cookit to a new site – History Lines www.historylines.e2bn.org, commissioning additional materials and ensuring that the whole lot is aligned to the new National Curriculum for History Programme of Study.


History Lines is organized into the major periods of British history. Each period is structured around 9 main themes relating to political, military, social, economic and cultural history as well as a section of what everyday life was like for the people of the time. It can therefore be used either to study a particular period, or to follow a theme through history – just as the National Curriculum document suggests.

The Key Stage 2 sections of the site (the Stone Age to 1066) are now complete. The Key Stage 3 sections (1066 to 1945) will be available before the New Year! To accompany the site we have also commissioned four downloadable teaching packs:

  • Romans and Technology (KS2)
  • The Coming of Christianity (KS2)
  • The Victorians and The Crystal Palace (KS2 & KS3)
  • The British Empire (KS3)

We’d love to hear what you think of the site. Please have a look and let us have your feedback via the E2BN Blog comments

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