Exploring History

The Favourite
The Favourite




Medium (5-11 activities)


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

During increasingly turbulent and uncertain times, looking to the past to gain knowledge, understanding, perspective, and develop critical thinking is as vital as ever. In a year that takes in the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the 50th anniversaries of landing on the moon and the Stonewall riots, and the bi-centenary of Queen Victoria's birth, cinema continues to turn to history as a means of engaging audiences.

The films in this strand tell stories of remarkable events large and small, celebratory and infamous, ancient and modern, in ways that provoke, stimulate and inspire.

There is an accompanying Film Literacy Activities pack available to download which contains worksheets referred to in the Powerpoint presentation.

This resource includes

This Resource Supports

  • History
  • Local History
  • Pre/Before 1800
  • Victorians
  • Twentieth Century
  • World History
  • United Kingdom

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