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History and geography

Travel back in time or explore the world with these online resources and be inspired to learn about Swansea's and your history or become an explorer.

Find out about Swansea's history with West Glamorgan Archives

The Archives team have been working hard to make sure you can still access their services from home. They are adding their school resources to their website for parents and pupils. The first to launch is Rich and Poor Victorians where you can explore how life differed depending on where you lived in West Glamorgan. The next topic will be on the Swansea Blitz. You can also find out about many different aspects of Swansea's history through their Online exhibitions and features. Find out about the building of The Guildhall, over 350 years of Swansea Market and view pictures of Edwardian Swansea.

You can also join them on their Facebook and Twitter accounts where they are sharing lots more. Each week they are focusing on family history hints and tips on a Tuesday, on this day in history on a Wednesday, film clips and a quiz each Friday amongst other things. West Glamorgan Archives also hold records covering Neath and Port Talbot so it's a great way to find out about their history too.

More history and geography

If you are looking to do some exploring without leaving the house then Lonely Planet Kids has activities on 9 ways to teach your kids about the world without leaving home.

Grab your toga (or a handy sheet) and get ready to learn about the Romans with live seminars every Wednesday for kids (and on Sundays if you are already good at the Romans).  The seminars are hosted live on Zoom and are organised by Ancient Rome Live Creator Darius Arya.

If you want your history a bit more modern and a bit closer to home then how about a tour of a secret World War 2 bunker in Liverpool. Each Wednesday you can join an online tour on the Western Approaches HQ Facebook page where you can learn what it was like working in secret and the Battle of the Atlantic. Past lessons are available on Youtube and their Facebook page.

Want more of a challenge? How about the Schools History Project Essay Competition. There are categories for primary, secondary and college age pupils and a set question to answer in 800 words or less. If you want to enter get in touch with your history teacher as the entries need to come from your school.

The BBC has launched a new Homeschool History podcast with facts and jokes to help you and the rest of your family with your history knowledge. The podcast is being presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner.

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