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Ridgeway History Hub

WELCOME TO THE NEW RIDGEWAY HISTORY HUB!

Here you will find links to fun activities and interesting resources from websites, organisations and museums across the World. Hope you enjoy! - The Ridgeway History Team

Words From History...

'We shall not fail our future by losing our past.'

- Barney Ford (1822-1902: escaped slavery to become a successful businessman and civil rights pioneer)

On This Month in History...

2 March 1969: First flight of the Concorde, a supersonic aircraft which travelled twice speed of sound.

7 March 1876: Alexander Graham Bell patents his invention… the telephone.

https://www.loc.gov/everyday-mysteries/item/who-is-credited-with-inventing-the-telephone/#:~:text=Alexander%20Graham%20Bell%20is%20often,First%20Bell%20Telephone%2C%20June%201875.

15 March 44 B.C.E.: Roman dictator Julius Caesar is stabbed to death.

https://www.history.com/news/julius-caesar-assassin-ides-of-march

25 March 1603: King James VI of Scotland becomes King James I of England, ruling both countries.

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/scottish-history-and-archaeology/james-vi-and-i/

History Highlights This Month...

'Women in History' by English Heritage: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/histories/women-in-history/

'A Visual History of Sports' by The Atlantic (magazine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdi6o5popkU

Ridgeway History Magazine

Our first issue will be coming soon...

If you are interested in getting involved please e-mail Mr Brace at [email protected]

The Topics Section

Welcome to the topics section! Below you will find links to great History resources from around the internet...

GENERAL RESOURCES

Ancient History Encyclopedia: https://www.ancient.eu/?

BBC History in depth: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/

BBC Homeschool History podcasts: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000hmmf/episodes/downloads

BBC Teach: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/ks3-history/zhbdpg8

British Library, Online Resources: https://www.bl.uk/learning/online-resources

British Library, Timeline: Sources from History: http://www.bl.uk/learning/histcitizen/timeline/accessvers/index.html

English Heritage, The Story of England: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/

The National Archives, great sources and activities on a range of topics/ time periods: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/sessions-and-resources/

The National Archives, Online Exhibitions: https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/online-exhibitions/

Timeline World History Documentaries: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC88lvyJe7aHZmcvzvubDFRg/featured

LOCAL (SWINDON/ WILTSHIRE) HISTORY

The Domesday Book Online (1087), Wiltshire entries: http://www.domesdaybook.co.uk/wiltshire.html

?'The History of Swindon' by Swindonweb: http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=116&ss=320&t=THE+HISTORY+OF+OLD+TOWN

?Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire History (from Ancient History to Present Day): https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/ and Histories of the 261 Wiltshire communities: https://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/

?Wiltshire and Swindon Heritage Centre: http://wshc.eu/

?HISTORY AROUND THE WEB

American Library of Congress, Online Exhibitions (including American suffragettes, comic books, art and civil rights): https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/

'Asia for Educators' by the University of Columbia, Asian History activities, videos and primary sources from their digital collections: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/

Bodmin Keep: Cornwall's Army Museum, Second World War activities and resources: https://bodminkeep.org/schools/learning-resources-2/

British Museum, Museum of the World timeline: https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

British Museum, Online tour: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/galleries#virtual-galleries

English Heritage, histories (including black, gender and LGBTQ+ history): https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/histories/

Google Arts & Culture Project, Time Explorer: https://artsandculture.google.com/time?date=1000

Imperial War Museum, Voices of the First World War: https://www.iwm.org.uk/VoicesOfTheFirstWorldWar

Musicmap by Kwinten Crauwels - An epic project, a family tree (of sorts) tracking the history and development of modern pop(ular) music from the 1870s to the Present Day: https://musicmap.info/

?Tate Britain: 'Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One' exhibition: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/aftermath/exhibition-guide

'The History of Photography' by The National Science & Media Museum, Bradford: https://www.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/objects-and-stories/history-photography

The National Army Museum: https://ww1.nam.ac.uk/

'The NHS: A Difficult Beginning', a fascinating 2008 BBC documentary on the origins of the National Health Service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ywP8wjfOx4

'Video Game History' by The Strong National Museum of Play, New York: https://www.museumofplay.org/about/icheg/video-game-history/timeline?

VIRTUAL TRIPS

Travel to some of the greatest historical sites and museums around the world in the click of a button, thanks to the Google Arts & Culture Project:

The British Museum, London - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/the-british-museum

Baths of Diocletian, Rome - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/terme-di-diocleziano

The Eiffel Tower, Paris - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/tour-eiffel

German Historical Museum, Berlin - ?https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/deutsches-historisches-museum

German Rontgen Museum, Germany - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/deutsches-roentgen-museum

Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt (last of the 7 ancient wonders, built 4581 years ago for Pharaoh Khufu) - https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/9QEh91uq-NJ9BA?sv_lng=31.13178068127962&sv_lat=29.97772012076407&sv_h=174.62671176470008&sv_p=15.645009158027733&sv_pid=Uz4T6k1e4PyjSNJRLt9KdQ&sv_z=0.9999999999999993

Machu Picchu, Peru (the fifteenth century Inca city in the clouds) - https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/santuario-historico-de-machu-picchu-casa-de-los-nobles/aQFExMrHgP-cnQ?sv_lng=-72.5449748168174&sv_lat=-13.16402863344787&sv_h=9&sv_p=-7&sv_pid=7Teak5G7DlGXB9DTZSjEEQ&sv_z=1

Museum of Human Evolution, Spain - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-de-la-evolucion-humana

National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-archaeological-museum-of-naples

National Museum of Korea, South Korea - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-of-korea

National Museum New Dehli - India - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/national-museum-delhi

Smithsonian's National Air & Space Museum, Washington D.C. - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/smithsonian-national-air-and-space-museum

Polish History Museum, Warsaw - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/polish-history-museum

Taj Mahal, India (perhaps the World's greatest monument to love, built 1632-1653) - https://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/IgGJcPeTu3akmQ?sv_lng=78.04165691338596&sv_lat=27.17461803808575&sv_h=48.94222640991211&sv_p=0&sv_pid=IIxpy1tvfu4AAAGun7polw&sv_z=1.274361118298376

Versailles Palace, France - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/palace-of-versailles

See also:

'Christian Dior: (Fashion) Designer of Dreams', one of the most popular exhibitions in the Victoria & Albert Museum, showcasing the work of this famous fashion designer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyxCWBe5SC8

Sistine Chapel (Vatican Museums), Italy - http://www.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani/en/collezioni/musei/cappella-sistina/tour-virtuale.html

PERSONAL HISTORIES (BIOGRAPHIES)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806-1859), the great engineer of the industrial age: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdOrpAt1t7M

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852), mathematician and "the first computer programmer”: https://findingada.com/about/who-was-ada/

Stanislav Petrov (1939-2017), Soviet officer, "The man who saved the world" in 1983: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24280831

Otto Rohwedder (1880-1960),? "the greatest thing since [Otto] sliced bread." https://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/otto-frederick-rohwedder

Harriet Tubman (c.1820s-1913), an ex-slave who risked her life to free hundreds: https://www.biography.com/activist/harriet-tubman

Mary Wollstonecraft (1797-1859), considered by many to be the "Mother of feminism": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6nyX1c5jjw

COMMERCIAL (BUSINESS) HISTORIES

ASDA: A family butchers + a group of dairy farmers + trip to the U.S.A. = UK's first self-service supermarket in Yorkshire 1965 - https://corporate.asda.com/our-story/our-history

Barclays Bank: London 1690, goldsmiths John Freame and his brother-in-law Thomas Gould start providing finance to traders - https://home.barclays/who-we-are/our-history/

British Airways: 1919, first flight, 1 person to Paris - https://www.britishairways.com/en-gb/information/about-ba/history-and-heritage/explore-our-past

Kentucky Fried Chicken (K.F.C.): Kentucky 1930, 40 year old Harland Sanders starts selling fried chicken from his petrol station - https://www.kfc.co.uk/colonels-story

Marks & Spencers (M&S): Leeds 1884, Belarus-born Michael Marks starts a penny bazaar (selling items for a penny) - https://marksintime.marksandspencer.com/ms-history

McDonalds: California 1948, brothers 'Dick' and 'Mac' McDonald create new 'Speedee' way of making burgers - https://corporate.mcdonalds.com/corpmcd/about-us/history.html

Tesco: London 1919, Jack Cohen returns from WW1 and starts selling spare groceries making £1 profit on his first day - https://www.tescoplc.com/about/our-history/

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