New secondary school resources produced by Cambridge researcher


Secrets of Nature: Cinema and Society in interwar Britain is a new set of resources designed for secondary school History teachers. They are aimed at KS3 pupils, but are designed with flexibility in mind and are easily adaptable for other age groups. The resources are based on research by Dr. Max Long (Jesus College, University of Cambridge) into British natural history films from the 1920s and 1930s.

The resources come in four packs, covering themes including the emergence of nature conservation, the role of women in the film industry, and the history of the London Zoo. Each pack contains slides with activities for the classroom, as well as worksheets and teachers’ notes. The resources have been adapted by two experienced History teachers: Molly Riglin (Turing House School, Twickenham) and Jason Langford (The Blandford School, Dorset). This collaborative project was funded by the Public Engagement Starter Fund at the University of Cambridge.

You can find out more, and download all four packs by visiting: