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Into  Archive Film

Into Archive Film

This pack provides worksheets and activities for members to analyse stills and clips from any archive film or photograph. The activities will help young people to develop their personal analysis and interpretation of primary sources in addition to creating their own texts inspired by the archive footage. About 14-18 NOW 14-18 NOW is a five-year programme of extraordinary arts experiences connecting people with the First World War. Working with partners all across the UK, we commission new artworks from leading contemporary artists, musicians, designers and performers, inspired by the period 1914-18. These new artworks bring stories of the First World War to life, offer fresh perspectives and connect a global conflict from 100 years ago with our world today. So far more than 30 million people have experienced our programme. 14-18 NOW is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, by the DCMS. Into Film and 14–18 NOW are delighted to be collaborating on the creation of activities to deepen students’ engagement in history through archive film.
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The Drover's Wife

The Drover's Wife

Henry Lawson’s classic short story, The Drover’s Wife. Students read and discuss the story as a class and then draw a picture of a scene from the story, including incorporating elements that create the appropriate atmosphere. This resource is part of a unit of work on The Australian Colonies for the NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum.
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Australia's Early Settlers

Australia's Early Settlers

Worksheet to accompany the 4-minute documentary, Australia’s Early Settlers. The video is a good overview of early-19th Century migration to Australia. The resource is designed for Stage 3 students, The Australian Colonies, NSW History K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum…
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The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about the World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level B - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level B This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level D - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level D - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level D This resource contains text and images covering keys periods for the World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level D, a challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level C - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level C This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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The World Wars Comprehension Book - Reading Level C  - KS2

The World Wars Comprehension Book - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Comprehension Book This is an interactive comprehension book about World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource also comes with a quiz of multiple-choice comprehension questions to assess pupils’ understanding. This is a great resource to use with the whole class or for independent reading.
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Evacuees Poetry Task Activity - KS2

Evacuees Poetry Task Activity - KS2

KS2 History - Evacuees Poetry Task Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a poetry task. Led by an information text on evacuation in World War Two, pupils are tasked with writing a poem in the first-person in the character of a child waiting at the station on their way to their temporary rural home. There are a range of question prompts to help pupils structure and develop their poem. This is a great activity to encourage pupils to engage with the topic on a deeper level, as a well as practise their creative writing skills.
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Women in the World Wars Poster Activity - KS2

Women in the World Wars Poster Activity - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Women in Wartime Poster Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a poster activity about recruitment of women to the Women’s Land Army and into factory work during World War One and World War Two. Pupils are tasked with designing a poster to recruit women to either join the Land Army or a munition factory. Supporting information is provided, and further information and image packs are available in Tes elements. This is a great activity for pupils to complete in groups or independently. It is useful for engaging pupils in discussion and deeper thinking about the topic.
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Women in the World Wars Discussion and Research Activity - KS2

Women in the World Wars Discussion and Research Activity - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Research Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a research task. Using wartime recruitment posters as stimulus, pupils research a variety of women’s roles during World War One and World War Two, including forces jobs, nursing and factory work. There are a range of question prompts to guide pupils’ research and to help them organise their notes. Pupils can then present a summary of their research to the class or write an information sheet. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Women in the World Wars Poster Library - KS2

Women in the World Wars Poster Library - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Women in Wartime Poster Library This resource has a series of posters regarding recruitment of women during World War One and World War Two. These can be used to support classroom activities, for pupils to use in presentations or information sheets, or can be used as part of a class display about World War One and World War Two.
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The World Wars Glossary - KS2

The World Wars Glossary - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Wartime Glossary This document contains a glossary of terms that pupils may not know related to World War One and World War Two. These sheets are useful to support pupils during writing or research tasks, or to be printed out for display.
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Types of War Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

Types of War Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Types of War Presentation Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a presentation activity about the different types of wars including: civil wars, revolutions, insurgencies, annexations, colonialisation, border wars and global wars. In groups, pupils are given information and image(s), and are tasked with summarising the information and presenting it to the rest of the class. There are information texts and image packs available in Tes elements to support this activity. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Interactive Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

Interactive Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Interactive Writing Template This is an interactive template for writing about World War One and World War Two, which is ideal for producing a piece of informative text. The interactive has various page layouts, plus preloaded images to illustrate the pages. These different page layout options allow for differentiation, as higher-ability students can extend their work. This resource is a great activity for pupils to practise their writing, as well as conducting further research on the topic.
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Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Writing Template This worksheet consists a series of images covering key moments of the World War One and World War Two. The resource contains space for pupils to write about these moments in their own words. There is an additional box at the end for students to reflect on the experience within their own communities.
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Types of War Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

Types of War Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Types of War Information Sheets The sheets in this resource detail different types of wars including: civil wars, revolutions, insurgencies, annexations, colonialisation, border wars and global wars. You can use the sheets to support your own knowledge or use as the basis for comprehension activities.
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Examples of War Research Activity - The World Wars KS2

Examples of War Research Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Research Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a research task. In groups, pupils research and summarise information about a war, such as the War of the Roses, the American Civil War, The Anschluss or The Crusades. There are a range of question prompts to guide pupils’ research and help them to organise their notes. Pupils can then present a summary of their research to the class or write an information sheet. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Remembrance Day Assembly - KS2

Remembrance Day Assembly - KS2

KS2 History - Remembrance Day Assembly A complete presentation for a primary assembly about Remembrance Sunday, with a sensitive script and accompanying images for a slide show.
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A Soldier's Life Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Information Sheets The six sheets in this resource explore the life of young soldiers in World War One. You can use these sheets to support your own knowledge or use as the basis for comprehension activities. There is a supported version with question prompts to help pupils summarise the information, as well as a version without questions for higher-ability students… Additionally, the first 3 pages are slightly shorter and describe simpler concepts, if you require further differentiation.
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A Soldier's Life Image Library - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Image Library - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Image Library This resource has a series of large images about life as a soldier during the war. These can be used to support classroom activities, for pupils to use in presentations or information sheets, or can be used as part of a class display about World War One.
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A Soldier's Life Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Presentation Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a presentation activity about life as a soldier during World War One. In groups, pupils are given information and image(s), and are tasked with summarising the information and presenting it to the rest of the class. A template for making prompt cards is also included, so pupils can write down their key points. There are information texts and image packs available in Tes elements to support this activity. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Examples of War Comprehension Activity - The World Wars KS2

Examples of War Comprehension Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Comprehension Activity This resource contains information sheets that detail three different wars: The French Revolution, The American Annexation of Hawaii and The Napoleonic Wars. Each information sheet has a set of comprehension questions to follow with suggested marks for each questions, covering retrieval of fact, summarising information, deduction and inference. This worksheet works well as an in-class comprehension activity to engage pupils with historical events, as well as an effective homework task.
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Interactive Writing Template - Kings, Queens and Rulers KS2

Interactive Writing Template - Kings, Queens and Rulers KS2

KS2 History - Kings, Queen and Rulers - Interactive Writing Template This is an interactive template for writing about kings, queens and rulers, which is ideal for producing a piece of informative text. The interactive has various page layouts, plus preloaded images to illustrate the pages. These different page layout options allow for differentiation, as higher-ability students can extend their work. This resource is a great activity for pupils to practise their writing, as well as conducting further research on the topic.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring Black History in Britain with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level A This is an interactive information book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently with full audio support. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

Writing Template - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain - Writing Template This worksheet consists a series of images covering the key moments of Black History in Britain, from the pre-historic settlement of Britain to post-war Britain. The resource contains space for pupils to write about these historical periods in their own words. There is an additional box at the end for students to reflect on the experience within their own communities.
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Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book covering key periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

Black History in Britain Information Text and Images - Reading Level A - KS2

KS2 History - Black History in Britain Text and Images - Reading Level A This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of Black History in Britain. This text is pitched at reading level A, which is designed for pupils who are beginning to read simple sentences and shorter overall text independently with full audio support. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

The Slave Trade Information Sheet - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - The Slave Trade Information Sheet This information sheet gives pupils a summary of the Slave Trade, including the Atlantic Trade Triangle, the test case of James Somersett and the eventual abolition of slavery in Britain. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Tudor Court - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Tudor Court Profile and Writing Task This resource focuses on two, high status, black courtiers in Tudor times. Catalina de Cardones was a Moorish lady-in-waiting to Catherine of Aragon, brought to England as part of a large entourage from Spain. John Blanke was a musician in the court of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and was immortalised on the Westminster Tournament Roll. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Nola Ishmael - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Nola Ishmael Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Nola Ishmael, who was part of the ‘Windrush generation’ of Commonwealth recruits, emigrating from Jamaica to train as a nurse in England. She eventually rose in her career to become the first black Director of Nursing and was awarded the OBE in 2000. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Michael Fuller - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Michael Fuller Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Michael Fuller, who became the first ethnic minority Chief Constable of Police when he took on the role for the Kent force in 2004. In 2010, he became Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Olaudah Equiano - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Olaudah Equiano Profile and Writing Task This resource tells the story of Equiano who was enslaved as a child, lived in America, was educated in England and bought his freedom whilst working for a prominent Quaker. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

Mary Seacole - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - Mary Seacole Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on Mary Seacole, who set up a ‘British hotel’ to support wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Whereas Florence Nightingale was given support for her hospital from the British Government, Seacole was refused help and funded the venture herself, often offering her nursing services for free. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

James Somersett - Profile and Writing Task - Black History in Britain KS2

KS2 History - James Somersett Profile and Writing Task This resource contains detailed information on the case of escaped slave, James Somersett, which became a landmark legal trial in the abolitionists’ cause in 1771. This resource has comprehension and discussion questions for pupils to explore their understanding. There is also a suggested writing task for pupils to extend their comprehension skills and to practise creative writing. This resource contains two sheets, one for early stage readers and one for more advanced readers.
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