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January 6, 2016

[High School] Churchill Archive for Schools: Free Access until 2020

There is an opportunity for high school students and teachers to access the Churchill Archives for free.

The Churchill Archive for Schools is a specialized website for high school students based on the content and catalogue of Bloomsbury Publishing’s Churchill Archive. With a free and expanding range of classroom-ready resources, it brings the letters, speeches, photos, and writings of Winston S. Churchill and his contemporaries to secondary schools at no cost until 2020, thanks to a generous donation from philanthropist Laurence Geller CBE. The platform’s resources have been specially written and developed by leading history educators to support the teaching of history at the secondary level. The Churchill Archive for Schools includes guidance to help teachers introduce students to the subject matter and get students interested in learning about history. Additionally, it is an excellent resource for teaching students how to utilize primary documents. The archive’s lesson materials engage students in hands-on primary document analysis and prompt them to piece together history by making connections between primary and secondary sources. Students will read selected works from the Churchill Archive and answer document-based questions that both personalize and de-mystify the study of history. The resources are suitable for both independent work and group collaboration.

The Churchill Archive for Schools is freely available online; however, many of the digitized documents in the lessons are accessed from the original Churchill Archive, a subscription product. When you register your school, you will have full and free access to the Churchill Archive, including the resources featured in the Churchill Archive for Schools’ lessons. Coordinate registration with your history teachers to avoid duplication of effort. Questions? Contact a product representative or ask me.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library