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Teaching Local History and Heritage: A Toolkit

Our Toolkit offers different ways of working with young people on local history and heritage projects.

On this page, there are links to different sections of the Toolkit. There are also versions of the Toolkit in Italian, Polish and Portuguese, below.

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Interviewing people to record their stories

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Comic Books

Comic books as a way of memorialising people's stories

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Heritage Trails

Mapping the environment as a "Shared Space"

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Working with Photographs

Photographs as evidence – and as record of the shared environment

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Drama and Storytelling

Using drama conventions to explore stories and heritage

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Using Instagram in exploring memories and identity


Storytelling through Objects

Using objects to explore people’s lives

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Steps into Storytelling (DST)

Story games and activities

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Digital Storytelling (DST)

An introduction

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Writing a Digital Story (DST)

Tips on writing the script for a DST video

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What is a Story? (DST)

Types of story – and prompts for writing your own stories


Making a DST Video

From Storyboarding to the finished product




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