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EMPIRE: HOW BRITAIN MADE THE MODERN WORLD

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The following links will support teacher and students in finding out more about the British Empire.

www.channel4.com/video/
empire-how-britain-made-the-modern-world/

Selected video clips from Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World.

www.channel4.com/history/microsites/
H/history/e-h/empire.html

In this edited extract from his book that accompanies the series, Niall Ferguson explains how the British empire provided the framework for present-day globalisation.

www.britishempire.co.uk/
British Empire is a very comprehensive site produced by a History teacher.

www.learningcurve.gov.uk/empire/default.htm
Material and background information from The National Archives.

www.cusd.chico.k12.ca.us/~bsilva/projects/scramble/
Essays about the Scramble for Africa, including The Boer War and David Livingstone.

www.livingstoneonline.ucl.ac.uk/biog/dl/bio.html
The Livingstone Online website is extensive, and includes details of his life story.

www.indianchild.com/history_of_india.htm
A History of India from the Indian Child website.

www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/projects/suez/suez.html
Information about The Suez Crisis from the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

www.data-wales.co.uk/morgan.htm
Data Wales' page about Henry Morgan, 'a Welsh buccaneer and son of Monmouthshire'.

www.britishbattles.com/american-revolution.htm
Illustrated articles about the battles of the American War of Independence, from BritishBattles.com.

www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/slavery.htm
The Spartacus Internet Encyclopedia's extensive section on The Slave Trade.

www.dfat.gov.au/aib/history.html
Australian history site from the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

General history sites for secondary aged students:

www.schoolhistory.co.uk/

www.historygcse.org/

www.learnhistory.org.uk/

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