Free resources: Waterloo bicentenary

18 June 2015 will see the 200-year anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. This summer term, the National Army Museum has partnered with Waterloo 200 to launch an online education platform dedicated to supporting students and teachers across the country interested in the Waterloo bicentenary. On Waterloo200.org teachers can browse educational resources for key stage 3 and key stage 4 students. Free to download for classroom use teachers will find an array of tools including presentations, film guides, a variety of exercises, trivia tests and quizzes.

Each section of the website encourages its users to consider Waterloo’s personal stories and the lives effected by the Battle. The site also features a digital gallery of 200 original Waterloo objects, most with correlating teachers’ notes available. The National Army Museum has combined this powerful learning tool with free access to genealogical software from Findmypast.co.uk, making Waterloo200.org a space to inspire students to track details and stories of soldiers from their area.

Finally, if your school is interested in marking the bicentenary with a Waterloo Weekend party Waterloo200.org has made available downloadable Waterloo 200’s Community Participation Packs.

For more information please see visit http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/education/

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