New – Key Stage Three classroom materials!

From the Grassroots has launched online teaching programmes with downloadable materials. Based on our interviews and research, for use in the classroom or at home, these materials are aimed at Key Stage Three. The two themes exploring the 1945 General Election and Motivation to Activism, are initially focused upon the Citizenship curriculum (History materials may follow later).

Follow the links on the menu bar on the right of this page to discover more.

If you have any questions please get in touch. We’d also love to hear your feedback if you’re already using these resources. Please contact us and let us know!

Extra Resources

Here are some additional links that may be of interest to those of you studying or teaching political history at A level or University.


The Party Election Broadcasts website (maintained by the University of Sheffield):

Contains video clips of early TV PEBs from 1951 to 1964 and accompanying essays.

BBC Archive collection: elections

Archive of election coverage, including profile of David Butler, a leading figure in election studies

BBC Archive collection: Thatcher

Archive of Margaret Thatcher coverage, including wider coverage of women's position in post-war politics

BFI Inview (subscription required)

Includes a range of political films


The Conservative Party poster collection (hosted by the Bodleian Library, Oxford)

Searchable collection of Conservative Party posters from 1909 to 2007

Digital cartoon archive (hosted by University of Kent)


Thatcher Foundation website

Access to thousands of documents from the Thatcher era

Observing the 1980s (hosted by the University of Sussex)

Social history of the 1980s, integrating material from the Mass Observation archive


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