TES collection History - Enquiry skills and research
Primary History - Enquiry skills and research
Here is a selection of ideas and resources, all available free via the TES site, to help pupils acquire the valuable skills of enquiry and provide starting points for topic research.
- Short videos of KS2 lessons, offering ideas for introducing history topics and using tools and artefacts.
- An amazing, free photo library with thousands of images of built heritage, together with guidance for topic work, to support history lessons. Search for images by key stage, subject or topic link.
- A link to the official website for research into the British royal family, both past and present.
- The following links show 3D images of dwellings from different historical periods, such as the building stages and methods of construction of a Tudor house and a Celtic Roundhouse.
- Dates of different eras, from prehistoric to modern times, with images. Help set the context for pupils’ historical learning.
- A guide to getting the most out of historical artefacts and museum trips for EY pupils.
- A fun practical lesson to introduce the skills of enquiry. Pupils gather evidence from objects in a suitcase to discover more about the identity of the owner.
- Aimed at Years 4-6, this resource includes questions on various aspects of life in Ancient Egypt to support a class research project.
- Lesson plans and video evidence to support a class investigation into the uprising led by the Celtic leader Boudicca against the Romans.
- These packs support enquiry by providing various sources of information about the past, under four time periods: Earliest People, Stuart, Victorian and WWII. The site includes questions and activities around each element of enquiry.
- Information from different sources for pupils to compare and discuss, together with differentiated questions and enquiries.
- TESiboard have developed a collection of IWB resources to support the Primary History topics of ‘Toys from the past’ and ‘Transport’.
- A card index database for KS1 pupils to find key information about a variety of toys and then sort the cards using their own criteria.
- Here, facts are presented through a toy shop website, for KS2 pupils to read for research and topic information.
- A great resource for independent research, aimed at KS1 and lower KS2, concisely written and illustrated. Modes of transport can be grouped by time period and/or type of vehicle.
- A companion activity to the Transport Encyclopaedia, pupils can use the evidence they have gathered to place vehicles from different eras onto the timeline.