Taking part benefits you and your students

“My students loved their involvement and I was amazed at some of the questions they asked”

– Teacher

Benefits for your class

They develop a greater understanding of the world

  • Students will think about the history of the UK from a global perspective.
  • Learning about past societies, ideologies, governments and cultures allows students to understand how the world today came to be.
  • Students learn about people and cultures, different from their own, which encourages deeper understanding.

They develop transferable skills

  • “Inquiry skills are an important part of the history curriculum but can be hard to deliver in a normal lesson.” – Primary Teacher.
  • I’m History gives students a great opportunity to question, analyse and use critical thinking.

They get excited about history

  • I’m History, Get me out of here brings history to life!
  • Students will get to know historical figures they may have never learned about before.

Benefits for teachers

You’re in control:

  • You get to see which students have logged in and what questions they’ve asked.
  • You can download transcripts of live chat sessions.

It’s secure and safe:

  • Only students who’ve been given access by their teacher can login to the Zone.
  • No personal details are shared on the site, and student content is moderated.
    Read our safeguarding statement ❯

Everything’s designed for easy, online access:

  • Signing up is quick and easy
  • Students can log in at any time to read profiles of the historical figures and send questions in ASK.
  • Students create their own username using a link you create. This will take them around 10 minutes; send it to them the day before your chat, or earlier.
  • You book chats for times that suit you and your students.

It’s free for state maintained schools:

  • Most schools don’t have to pay!
  • Non-state-maintained schools may be asked to pay a fee to take part.

Teachers: Register to take part ❯

Find out more:

Teachers homepage ❯
How it works ❯
Student safeguarding and privacy ❯

Questions? Contact support@imhistory.uk