Spanning the period of 1896 through 1976 British Pathe was one of the worlds premier sources of quality video journalism for the English speaking world.
During this time it amassed over 85,000 news reel clips covering some of the greatest achievements, tragedies and bizarre events of the twentieth century.
These news reels are an excellent snapshot of the past and are dynamic teaching resources that could be applied to a range of curriculum areas including history, literacy and science.
Last week all of these clips became freely available as high definition clips on YouTube for future generations to call upon. They can be found here.
I hope you find these resources useful and if you have used them with your own students feel free to leave a comment below.