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Rap, rhyme & learn about prehistory.

Rap, rhyme & learn about prehistory.

This rap & rhyme takes kids through humankind’s development. Initially created as an ESL resource it is equally suitable for English-speaking primary students. Illustrations by Maria Tarrago and design & layout by Eva Morell.
raefenton1
Ancient Civilizations Poster

Ancient Civilizations Poster

This poster is a PDF and can be used in a World History class. It was designed as a 18x24 inch poster but could be stretched to fit other sizes as well.
ashdchristie
Stone Age Iron Age Knowledge Organiser

Stone Age Iron Age Knowledge Organiser

Knowledge organiser for a ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic. Inlcudes key dates and facts about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. There is a blank space for you to add any other information. Sassoon penpals font. Suitable for KS2+
nicoleac
Death and Burial

Death and Burial

A really fleeting overview of various death and burial practices. Working towards students researching and presenting their own choice of burial/body. Designed for NSW Elective History (Stage 5, 14-16yo)
acox9389
El Djem - Tunisia

El Djem - Tunisia

A presentation about The amphytheatre El Djem in Thunisia. A lot of pictures, mosaics and history. Comes with a page and a half details for the teacher.
freshhh_89
KS3 History Mega Bundle

KS3 History Mega Bundle

20 x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. All lessons have been highly-rated by Tes users. This pack is created by EC Resources, the most popular Tes Resources author of last year.
History_Geek
Year 7 History

Year 7 History

11x fully resourced lesson packs - all complete with differentiated powerpoints and worksheets, clip links, starters, plenaries, LOs to three levels throughout. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school. All lessons have been highly-rated by Tes users. Suitable for KS3 and easy to adapt. I'm going to keep adding to this, so if you buy it check your downloads now and again as I'll have added something new :)
History_Geek
Stone Age Topic Vocabulary Pack

Stone Age Topic Vocabulary Pack

This 15 page Stone Age TVP will help bring to life your topic! The ninja has carefully selected 4 key areas to study and explore! Created exciting lists of topic-focused nouns, verbs and adjectives to enhance pupil writing. Researched etymologies of the Stone Age related words for you to teach. The ninja has even provided a unique Vocabulary Ninja reward system (including certificates), branded display resources, and blank templates of Synonym Alley and Vocabulary Laboratory activities. The ninja has even supplied two pages of teaching techniques, helping you bring to life each resource.
VocabularyNinja
Queen Boudicca Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Queen Boudicca Wordsearch Puzzle Sheet Keywords Settler Starter Cover Lesson History

Wordsearch Puzzle sheet on the theme of 'Queen Boudicca'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Cave Man to Hastings: British history summary to 1066

Cave Man to Hastings: British history summary to 1066

For End of year 6 or start of year 7: to recap British history from the 'beginning' to 1066, prior to teaching the Norman Conquest. Using the power-point, timeline and summary sheet(s), the main eras can be summarised by the teacher/whole class learning. To take this further, pupils can then work in small groups to research and present a specific era, which they can peer/self assess (see sheets). You would need to provide resources for each group to do their research, such as the internet, library books, printed fact sheets or the GCP books. More structured support/guidance could be given to an SEN group. As well as providing an overview of British history, this helps student learn research, presentation and groupwork skills.
sgoward
Newspaper Article Writing - Boudica

Newspaper Article Writing - Boudica

Key Stage 2 - Cross-curricular literacy - reading and non-fiction writing Contents: 2 x newspaper article models (Roman and Briton viewpoints) Venn Diagram (higher order reading skills) - compare and contrast 2 texts Newspaper article Planning Sheet (1 x blank + 1 x example) Article writing checklist Newspaper article template
Roseborne88
Norman Conquest: Causes of Norman Conquest

Norman Conquest: Causes of Norman Conquest

An hour long, fully resourced lesson with powerpoint, differentiated tasks throughout, worksheets, clip link and accompanying task all about the events leading up the Norman Conquest; Edward the Confessor, the contenders and the Witan council. Designed to meet Ofsted Good-Outstanding criteria by a experienced History teacher in a UK secondary school.
History_Geek
CAVE PAINTINGS - Complete Unit of Work

CAVE PAINTINGS - Complete Unit of Work

LANDSCAPE PAINTING - CAVE PAINTINGS: This resource offers a complete unit of Art and Design ideas with cross curricular links that enables students to extend their knowledge of Cave Paintings and the people who created them. This project looks at three major cave painting systems; Chauvet Caves; located in France, Lascaux Caves; also located in France, and the Cave of Altamira; located in Spain. The resource bundle is extensive and enables the teacher to pick and choose which elements to use. Plenty of background information is included and a range of interesting Art making ideas that students will enjoy and will produce a lively, informative display. We begin by establishing a Base Line of students knowledge and then build on from here encouraging students to reappraise their knowledge as they learn. An 18-clip Power Point presentation has also been included that highlights interesting facts about the three cave systems. There is also a 22 page set of Illustrated Notes that covers the Power Point facts – with extended notes about the conservation of the caves. There is a resource that looks at the period of time when the Chauvet, Lascaux and Altamira cave paintings were produced. It places the paintings on a time line and touches on the development of Early man. There is a resource that looks at the coloured paints that have been found in the caves and how these colours were resourced and made. It then explains how the eye sees colour and how low light levels affect the colours we see. We then look at the way the tools that created the cave paintings were made. This complete unit of work with cross curriculum links to; HISTORY, ART & DESIGN, SCIENCE, DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY & GEOGRAPHY. It is suitable for KS2 & KS3 students.
crigdon
The  Stone Age - An Escape Room (Cave) Complete Unit Bundle

The Stone Age - An Escape Room (Cave) Complete Unit Bundle

Imagine all of your students actively engaged in a unit on The Stone Age with very little preparation on your part! Sound wonderful? It is!! This Stone Age activity includes five PowerPoint programs for five different groups on five different topics related to the Stone Age. Group A – Paleolithic migration, tools, fire, and language Group B – Paleolithic food, shelter, clothing, and Neanderthal vs. Cro Magnon Group C – Mesolithic fertile crescent, ice age, megafauna extinction, and cave paintings Group D – Neolithic farming, domestic animals, polished tools, weaving Group E – Neolithic villages, pottery, religion and ritual, and government The activities in each group are many and varied, allowing for creative research and development of the topic. The unit helps the students with the 4 C's of education; Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration. This is a cooperative effort. When one group finishes their four tasks, the students are encouraged to divide up and join other groups to help finish their tasks. Eventually, all groups will finish with the assistance of everyone in the classroom. As each group finishes, you’ll see that the teacher PowerPoint program allows you to click on the group and cover it with a rock. After everyone is done, your students will present their findings to the class. As each group presents, your PowerPoint program will allow you to make the rock disappear so you can keep track of which group has gone. Finally, the class discussion involves learning how the Stone Age people influenced modern people. Depending on the level of ability of your students, this unit can take anywhere between 4 days and two weeks. Materials needed: For every group: Access to a computer Pocket folder Labels for front of folder Crayons and pencils Printouts of challenges Additional materials for other groups include clay, pastels, chopsticks, yarn, a plastic needle, and cardboard - all easily obtainable supplies. Your students will work eagerly and cooperatively to complete this Escape Cave Quest so they can avoid the saber-toothed tiger! No additional preparation is required on your part!
renee2181
Early migration to Britain - Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans

Early migration to Britain - Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans

A 44-page booklet with a wide variety of activities about early migration to Britain. Includes: • map activities with place names • different calendars • comparing houses • Roman and Viking soldiers • language activities for the various groups Teachers’ notes are also included. This is suitable for: • The whole class • EAL students (early stage, advanced stage) • Students with SEN may also find it more accessible.
clas3
Advanced French Reading & Writing: Childéric I, Roi Des Francs (Livre Premier)

Advanced French Reading & Writing: Childéric I, Roi Des Francs (Livre Premier)

The story of the beloved Merovingian king Childéric I (440-481) was preserved by the druidic Bards of old France and is here retold in a flowing, pleasant style by Madame de Beaufort d’Hautpoul (1763-1837), a renowned woman of letters who was at the heart of Parisian literary society during the reign of Louis XVI. For educational purposes, this description of Childéric’s early years has been divided into two-page segments that are easy to read. Advanced French students are sure to enjoy this poetic and quick-paced historical tale. The language has been updated, though the original, distinctive style remains intact. Simple grammar review, translation, ‘résumé de texte’ and creative writing assignments follow each section alternately. Summary Childéric is the young and intrepid son of King Merovée and his beloved wife, Aboflède, around the year 430CE. Childéric lives happily with his loving parents and is beginning his education with druids, when he is tempted to join his father’s army in a battle against Attila the Hun. Despite being guarded by his king’s most valiant friend, Viomade, Childéric goes missing amidst the turmoil of the conflict. The faithful Viomade wishes to know what the boy’s fate truly was, and goes off with the king’s blessing in search of the young prince. Despite treachery by Draguta, a fellow follower of the king, Viomade finally finds Childéric, who has been cared for in the wilderness by an elderly Hun named Gelimer. Gelimer had lost his family and status, and was inspired to renounce his life as a warrior in order to devote his final years to raising the young boy he found on a battlefield. The old blind man loves Childéric devotedly and does not know that he is heir to a throne. After Gelimer’s death, Childéric returns to France with Viomade where a traitor is about to be crowned king. It was presumed, due to their lengthy absence, that Childéric and Viomade had been lost forever. Just in time, the young prince is reunited with his father and fulfills the hopes of all Francs as the rightful heir to the throne.
canadianwinter
Stone Age - True or False Quiz

Stone Age - True or False Quiz

Using Red/Green paddles or cards, this true or false quiz was designed for use after introducing students to Mesolithic and Neolithic Stone Age people. There are some fun questions and weird facts about the period to lighten the topic a little. This quiz should only take under 10 minutes but it can be a good starter at the beginning of the lesson or it could be used to sum up the topic before moving on to The Bronze Age. Horrible Histories Savage Stone Age book is where the information in this quiz was compiled from.
siobhanmbrennan
Autumn Celebrations - Halloween and Bonfire Night Multimedia Resource Pack

Autumn Celebrations - Halloween and Bonfire Night Multimedia Resource Pack

Two of my best selling multimedia resources for autumn. Lessons for teaching the history of Halloween and Bonfire Night. These are fun and engaging lessons that can be adapted to most levels and contain a mix of comic book style readers, videos and PDF worksheets and quizzes. Great value at 30% off the price of buying the two lessons individually. The Bonfire Night Lesson contains a video download, while the Halloween History movie is a YouTube video link. For more detailed explanations of each lesson please visit the individual sites of each by following the links below. Bonfire Night Halloween History
kibishipaul
My village around history

My village around history

"My village around history" goal is to analyze how people’s ways of life have changed throughout history by directing observing the places where they settled and the material remains found at these sites. This resource include 8 posters / slides on 8 different periods in Prehistory and Ancient History and clear instructions on how to develop a research project called "The footprints of our past. Where did we live?" The posters cover the following periods: 1.My Paleolithic Camp 2.My Neolithic Village 3.My Bronze Age Settlement 4.My Sumerian Village 5.My Farming Village in Ancient Egypt 6.My Greek polis 7.My Celtic Village 8.My Villa Rustica in Ancient Rome The research project: «The footprints of our lives. Where did we live?» includes a presentation of the project, its clear aim, the evaluation criteria, the recommended timescale and suggestions about the organization and research of the project. This research project is optional, you can use the posters independently to develop your didactic units on Prehistory, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Celtic culture or Ancient Rome and display people's ways of life and housing.
EnglishWithSophia
Megalithic Tomb (Dolmen), Alderney, Channel Islands

Megalithic Tomb (Dolmen), Alderney, Channel Islands

"Burial Chamber (Dolmen) in Alderney Les Pourciaux means Dolmen in the Norman-French language. The Pourciaux burial chamber was probably destroyed by the german occupation army between the second world war". Please leave me a review and I will send you any other resource of your choice for free (contact me: office@oceansproject.com). Check out my other resources at my shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/sarah277 Let me know if you have any resource requests and I will tailor make a resource for you.
sarah277
Otzi: A voice from the past - A history CLIL lesson plan

Otzi: A voice from the past - A history CLIL lesson plan

Key information: • Teaching history in English at C1 level • Two 45-minute lessons • Student’s handouts + Teacher’s notes • English language support for both teacher and students Rationale: In these lessons, learners use the internet to research the story of Otzi, a natural human mummy discovered in the ice. Learners use, cross-check and evaluate information from different sources in order to make judgements and interpret historical events. Learners develop their awareness of the importance of identifying reliable sources of information and cross-checking facts. The lessons provide a rich context for raising awareness of and using the passive voice. Content objectives: To use and evaluate resources to make substantiated judgements and interpret historical events. Language objectives: To use the passive voice in sentences where the doer of the action is not so important or is unknown. These lessons have been designed to support teachers’ and learners’ use of English in the following contexts: • bilingual education • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) • English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) • Content-Based Instruction (CBI) • English as a Second Language (ESL) • English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
CamEnglish
fun activity for devevloping enquiry skills and drawing inferences including data collection sheet

fun activity for devevloping enquiry skills and drawing inferences including data collection sheet

Aimed at KS2 and KS3 I developed this activity into a plan that can be easily adapted. It works as a useful introduction to a History topic and allows pupils to start focusing on the type of questions they should be asking as they progress and how to effectively find the answers they need. It can be scaled easily by changing the nature of the objects (more complex) or even the number of them. I used a bunch of keys with this once and it turned into a full on Sherlock Holmes detective mystery!
atters
KS3 Significant Discoveries

KS3 Significant Discoveries

This bundle contains 3 full lessons within the topic - What was the most significant archaeological discovery? The lessons investigate the significance of Otzi, Pompeii and the Ice Maiden.
talesofold
Significant discoveries: Otzi full lesson

Significant discoveries: Otzi full lesson

This is a full lesson exploring how Otzi was a significant discovery. It is part of a full module that is available. It tries to show students what we can learn from archaeological evidence. This lesson contains all worksheets needed for the lesson. It has a starter, main task, clip link with questions, main task and final question based on students theories. Please leave a review!
talesofold
Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain before the Romans

Developing chronological knowledge and understanding: Britain before the Romans

A set of linked resources and activities to help students improve their understanding of the sequencing of events. This set covers Britain before the Romans, c4500BC-43AD There is a specially designed power point presentation of 25 selected events. This is designed to convey a sense of the passage of time by having the transition between slides vary in length depending on how many years actually passed between events. Each slide has a date, event and appropriate illustration. (Each event slide is on show for five seconds and the whole presentation lasts for approximately five minutes). As a bonus there is also a ‘click through’ version of the slide show. The selection of events is not meant to be definitive for the study of that period (it’s a selection not a comprehensive timeline!) – this allows for an extra activity/challenge of students deciding what is missing/what could be left out. The same events are on a word document with a classifying task -to help students identify links within a period. Some of these events are also used for a set of sorting challenges (by focussing on the same set of events in different ways it will help boost students’ knowledge). The first involves sorting set of four different events into the correct order – available on power point and word document. The second is a set of printable ‘cards’ which can be used for sorting or matching tasks (such as the matching pairs game) – each event is on a separate ‘card’ from its date (organised in sets of 10). The third is a set of ‘domino cards’ where each card has an event and a date that links to another event -so making a single sequence of 10 events.
WiseArkResources
Prehistoric England Wordsearch History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Prehistoric England Wordsearch History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Prehistoric England'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Hadrian's Wall Wordsearch Geography History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Hadrian's Wall Wordsearch Geography History Starter Settler Activity Homework Cover Lesson

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Hadrian's Wall'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Archaeological Discovery Investigation Homework

Archaeological Discovery Investigation Homework

This resource can be used as a homework or generally as a class research project. It encourages students to look into discoveries that are often forgotten due to emphasis on modern history. As well as general research prompts, this includes two challenge tasks to develop and stretch more able students.
talesofold
AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control

AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control

AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control • Causes of Norman Conquest, including the death of Edward the Confessor, the claimants and claims. • Military aspects: Battle of Stamford Bridge; Battle of Hastings; Anglo-Saxon and Norman tactics; military innovations, including cavalry and castles. • Establishing and maintaining control: the Harrying of the North; revolts, 1067–1075; King William’s leadership and government; William II and his inheritance.
liam0001
Rivals for the Throne in 1066

Rivals for the Throne in 1066

AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control Describe the claimants and their reasons for their claims to the throne. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of each claim. Lesson Objective: who had the strongest claim to the English throne in 1066?
liam0001
England before 1006

England before 1006

AQA GCSE History: British Depth Studies: Norman England, c1066–c1100 - The Normans: Conquest and Control Describe the chronology of British history. Explain the situation in England before 1066. Lesson Objective: how important were the Godwin family in British history?
liam0001
Early English Kings Wordsearch History Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Early English Kings Wordsearch History Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Early English Kings'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
Stonehenge Wordsearch History RE Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Stonehenge Wordsearch History RE Literacy Starter Activity Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Stonehenge'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. The repetition of the word over and over as they look for the word is useful in remembering the terms. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!
mikedean
What was the role of women in Celtic society?

What was the role of women in Celtic society?

Documentary and archaeological evidence testify to the domestic and familial role of Celtic women, their rights and responsibilities, occasional leadership of tribes, women slaves and their role in religious observance. This source-based activity is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum. Preliminary HSC course Case studies from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Celtic Europe Topic A8: The Celts
WayneWoods
The Lascaux Cave

The Lascaux Cave

Live too far from the Dordogne to organise a class visit to the Lascaux Cave? Fret no more. Let Lonely World Travel take you on a tour through the Palaeolithic Lascaux Cave complex. This Powerpoint presentation is a great way to introduce students to prehistoric Europe and the problems and issues of conservation and the impact of tourism.
WayneWoods
Thera Akrotiri Atlantis Santorini Bundle with bonus

Thera Akrotiri Atlantis Santorini Bundle with bonus

For Yr 11 Ancient History- Thera topic archaeological site of Akrotiri on modern Santorini- possible candidate for Atlantis with a bonus hands on artefacts activity adaptable to this or any ancient history topic.
gcmem
Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit

Primary Adventure Stories Writing Toolkit

Included are my most popular story writing resources and unit planning. In this pack you'll get a full unit plan with plenty of activities and differentiation, vocabulary sheets, sequencing activities, dilemma and resolution writing activities, and much more! Suitable for Year 3 and 4 classrooms. A £26.00 value altogether!
vcurrie19