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Abolition 200
In March 1807 the Parliamentary Act to abolish the slave trade in the British Empire came into force. For almost 20 years before that, the people of Manchester had been showing their opposition to slavery. To mark the 200th anniversary of the Parliamentary Act to abolish slavery a number of events are being organised both nationally and across the city which schools can get involved in
On ArtisanCam you can watch artists working in their studios or on location as they go about their business. A new artist each term is broadcast live, previous artists are archived.
ArtisanCam KidsZone
ArtisanCam - Games, galleries, techniques, video, quizzes -
Audio Network
Professional quality sound clips for use in the classroom. All different styles and genres of music are covered.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
British Pathe
The British Pathe archive contains over 65000 hours of film archive and millions of pictures covering British, Commonwealth and world history from the end of the 19th Century to the birth of space travel. NB: Free downloads to MEWAN connected schools only
Innovative German language game from CLEO. Drop in on life in a German town where you witness a crime ... help the police solve it and the courts put the villan away. Played totally in German, this game will test your vocabulary, sentance construction, listening and comprehension skills.
ClipBank on MEWAN brings you hundreds of video snippets from Channel 4's library of programmes for schools.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
DiDA - Pupil Skills Gym
Built to support the DiDA qualifications, this online skills gym will guide you through using key software applications and help you learn how to (among other things) manipulate images, create web-pages, handle spreadsheets, capture and edit video and much more.
Espresso Primary Home Access
Teacher of Espresso subcribing schools can now access the full set of Espresso resources from their home computer.
Exploring World Religions
Explore 4 elements of six major world religions: Beliefs, Festivals, Places and Writings. Lots of images and explanations. With audio assistance.
Geography Enquiry - KS1
Very simple drag and drop activity - ideal for an Interactive Whiteboard, which investigates ideas around weather, holidays and labelling a map.
Goldilocks and the 3 Bears
Re-tell the story of Goldilocks and the 3 bears in your own words.
Granada Content (Primary)
Granada Learning content - stripped down exclusively for Manchester Schools
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Granada Content (Secondary)
Granada Learning content - stripped down to raw form exclusively for Manchester Schools
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
How we used to live
Explore how previous generations lived their lives. An extensive collection of images and descriptions of ordinary lives, scientific and industrial change; social and economic developments and key moments in history.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
How we used to live: 1936 - 1953
The first half of the 20th century was a very difficult time for the people of Britain. The 1930s was a time of great economic uncertainty and war was looming in Europe. World War 2 then shattered the lives of millions for 6 years. Following the war, great social changes and planning tried to improve the lives of people otherwise forgotten by society.
How we used to live: Early Victorians
The early Victorian period (1830 to 1870) was a time of great change within Britain. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape; great cities and towns developed as people moved to find work in the new factories; canals and railways allowed people and goods cross the country; the British Empire was rapidly expanding around the world.
How we used to live: Late Vicotrians
he late Victorian period (1870 to 1910) was a time of great change within Britain. The Industrial Revolution had transformed Britain into the world's greatest industrial and military power; science and technology were advancing healthcare and living standards - but the country was deeply divied between those that had money and influence, and those that didn't.
Life Processes and Living Things
Where animals live, what they eat and looking after their environment.
Literacy and Geography
Raising Attainment in Literacy through Geography in the School Grounds
A project to provide pupils with specific opportunities to undertake extended writing in literacy and/ or geography through practical experiences of using the school building and grounds. The project also encouraged schools to embed the healthy schools, eco schools and sustainable schools agendas in the curriculum. The outcomes of the project are presented here as a downloadable resource pack
Living through the Blitz
One of the major tactics used by the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) during The Second World War was to try a break the spirits of the British people. They tried to do this by launching heavy nighttime bombing raids on Britain’s cities. This history resource calls on the memories of those who lived though this perios of history. From the NWLG.
Manchester Environmental Education Network
Manchester Environmental Education Network, or "MEEN" as it is more commonly known, is dedicated to supporting teachers, organisations and individuals working to promote environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Manchester Year of Science
Manchester Year of Science is a project targetting Key Stage 3 pupils to enthuse them to science learning. Curriculum development and special events and activities are planned throughout 2006-7.
Materials DataFile
Taken from the Granada Learning resources, the Materials Dafile is a comprehensive listing of common substances and materials from science, building, farming - pretty much everyday life and beyond! Lots of information including occurence, histories, compositions etc.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Maths ITPs
Interactive whiteboard materials for Maths
My Manchester
My Manchester ran successfully during 2005, encouraging local studies in Primary and Secondary schools. This site celebrates some of those projects and supports teachers thinking of running a My Manchester style curriculum project.
MyManchester Humanities Toolkit
The Humanities Toolkit is a set of materials intended to generally promote an improved quality of teaching and learning in history and geography. It will assist coordinators and class teachers in the adapting of the curriculum to the needs and abilities of a particular set of pupils in a particular school.
National Education Network
The National Educational Network is a dedicated, educationally focused resource for teaching and learning without constraints of time or location. Harnessing our unique expertise, we enable a safe, secure, collaborative and creative learning experience for pupils, teachers and parents.
NetSafe from SQA
This course is designed to enable you to make safe and legal use of the Internet. It will provide you with information about the safety factors and legal considerations which need to be taken into account when using the Internet, and give you practical experience in taking safety precautions and operating within legal constraints.
Periodic Table (Interactive)
Discover the elements of the Periodic Table with this interactive object. Each element has its' properties described, history and useage explained. Stacked with photos too - this is a great science resource.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Physical World
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Floods, Rain, Thunder, Drought, Deserts, Tropical Rainforests, Antarctica - loads of information about the physical world around us.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Primary Resources
Huge bank of resources for the primary teacher from the www.primaryresources.co.uk website. Most subject areas covered with materials for teachers and learning objects for pupils
Recycling Plant
Sort items for recycling in this interactive whiteboard or play alone game.
Round the World
Collection of over 900 photos from around the world that can be used in your classroom. The photos are presented in a country by country format without any prescription on how they should be used - so it is up to your imagination.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
ScreenOnline is a free resource to help all subject teachers get the most out of moving image in the classroom. Drawing from the British Film Institute archive there are lesson plans, work ideas and activities covering all subjects.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Show Me
Show.me.uk is a free to use, non-commercial site produced by the 24 Hour Museum.

The site is packed with games and resources generated by the UKs museum, gallery and heritage sector.
Sophies Big Suitcase Adventure
This resource is a series of interactive activities to help support the National Numeracy Strategy for Year 2 and Year 5. The interactive activities are supported by instructions, planning sheets, teacher notes and downloadable activity sheets. The resource also includes video clips outlining the process of foreign travel by plane.
The Home Front
The Second World War had a major impact on the lives of many people across the World. In Britain, many men went abroad to fight while large numbers of women started to work in factories to help the war effort. Heavy bombing raids caused serious damage to cities and many children were evacuated to the safer countryside away from their parents.
The Learning Curve
The Learning Curve site pulls out key documents and objects from the National Archives to help in the teaching of history from Key Stages 2 to 5.
The Living Room
The Living Room is a site for young people to develop their confidence and ability to give their opinions through chat with other young people and through talking directly to decision makers about issues that are important to them. It is also a tool to enable decision makers to find out young people's opinions in order to help them make decisions about services and facilities in Manchester.
The Peterloo Massacre
The project is based on the events of the Peterloo Massacre (August 16th 1819) and fits into the Key Stage 2 History Programme of Study as a unit of work investigating how the locality was affected by a significant national or local event (National Curriculum page 106). The project supports Literacy through the development of various genre i.e. narrative, poetry, report writing etc.
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
The Tired Catepillar
Help the tired catepillar through the day.
Think You Know (11-16)
If you’re between 11 and 16, you probably know a lot about using the internet.
We have created this space for you to share what we think is good, look at what is not, share experiences of things that have gone wrong and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
Think You Know (8-10)
If you are between 8 and 10, you probably know a lot about using the internet. We’ve created this area for you to show you what we think is good, look at what is not and show you ways you can get yourself out of bad situations.
Think You Know? (Teachers)
The TUK resources have been produced to help you teach the young people you care about to stay safe online. The resources have been developed largely with the direct help and advice from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centres Youth Advisory Panel.
Togo and Nogo (Manchester Road Safety)
Road Safety have updated Togo and Nogo's website. The website can be accessed by teachers, parents, carers and children at school and at home. There's a play at home section, which contains road safety games and activity sheets for the children. Activity sheets and lesson plans have been updated for teachers to.

Schools can down load all the resources free, including videos by contacting the Road Safety Team to obtain their unique login and password to access the teacher only resource area on the website.
Tuned In
Tuned In is an ICT site that enables pupils to listen to, and interact with music within virtual historical, social and cultural contexts through the written and spoken word, images and sound. This is a subscription service and all MEWAN schools have subscriptions. The usename is "mewan"; password is "music".
NB: This is a MEWAN Intranet resource only
Virtual River Basin
Experience a virtual river basin. This resources looks at river processes, flooding, settlemements, the hydrological cycle, pollution and sand dunes.
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