This Illustration of Mahomed's Baths dated 1862 provides an excellent canvas for adding historical and contemporary data of Brighton and the main protagonists in the image. The annotations added to this picture provide examples of how it might be used as a historical resource, or as a stimulus for enquiry in other subjects such as science, art, geography or economics.

Delving deeper we can find out more about:
  1. Creasy & Baker
  2. History of Brighton Pier
  3. The origins of Shampoo and its meanings

This links in well with the research process
Thinglink Video is now also available for annotating video clips.

Other examples
  • The Thinglink site has a good number of examples to use as a basis for ideas
  • Here's an example from Hopwood Primary, thanks to David Mitchell for the link

Annotating Primary Sources


This schools project was devised by @littlestobbsy and showcased on Russell's Tarrs Toolbox blog. This is a wonderful example of using primary sources content as a stimulus for critical observation and deduction. There is undoubtedly a great deal of open content

MEDIASuitable media for the above activities might include, photographs, drawings and paintings,m Maps or diagrams.
Learning Outcomes and Activities
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  • Research skills
  • Curation
  • Design skills
  • Publishing and sharing
  • Visual Literacy

Curriculum Subjects ( a few ideas)
Geography, including local are studies
Art and Design
Languages (add annotations in another language)
Science (use as labels or add videos of scientific processes
Using Annotated images links in well with the research process

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