Why did Britain build an empire? Why did the British Empire expand, and why did British rule come to an end? What were the impacts of British colonialism on the colonisers and the colonised? Explore these and other key questions with your key stage 3 students, looking at the history of the British Empire in India and Africa and the influence of key historical figures on the beginnings of the British Empire under Elizabeth I through the development of trade via the East India Company to the end of Empire in the 20th century.
For GCSE resources on empires, visit our KS4 Migration page.