Manuscripts and Special Collections

Schools Resources

These self-contained resources on particular themes are designed for teachers of Key Stage 3 and GCSE students.

The suggested lesson or activity plans are based around studying full-size digital images of original documents. The resources can be downloaded for use on whiteboards or other computer equipment, or can be printed out.

The resources were created in collaboration with staff at the School of Education at The University of Nottingham. 


Public Health and Housing 

Woman collecting water from a communal water pump in 1931 (Picture The Past)

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This resource explores slum housing, water supplies and sewerage, disease and death in mid-19th century Nottingham.

Laxton open field village

Photograph of the landscape at Laxton, Nottinghamshire, 2008

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This resource explores Laxton between 1635 and 1908 - the one place which has retained the medieval 'open field' system of farming.





Manuscripts and Special Collections

Kings Meadow Campus
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Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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