History skills resources

Develop and assess key historical skills with your secondary history students using this hand-picked selection of skills and investigation lessons, activities and baseline assessments

Tes Resources Team

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To support you in assessing your history students key skills, we have gathered together a helpful selection of skill-based resources perfect for developing historians. Whether you're looking for full lessons that explore what history is and why it is important to learn about it, or activities and assessment resources which cover a range of key historical skills including chronology, evidence and interpretation, we have you covered.

History skills lessons and activities

History Skills - Questioning Primary Sources
Phil @icHistory

History Skills - Questioning Primary Sources

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A PPT presentation that helps students understand the potential flaws in primary / eyewitness evidence. Web links and suggested activities included. You may also be interested in the free teaching materials on Bias What is Bias? https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/resource-12574124 Phil@ic...
Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)
KS2History

Stone Age Artefacts and Sources of Evidence (Lesson for KS2)

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A full lesson for KS2 exploring the types of historical evidence that tell us about the Stone Age. The resource includes a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets. **What kind of sources tell us about the Stone Age?** This lesson addresses the question of how we can know about a ...
History Introduction - Skills
History_Geeks

History Introduction - Skills

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A fun year 7 history lesson which can be used either on a transition day or in the first week at secondary school as an introduction to history. The lesson focuses on familiarising students with the key skills they will be using throughout history lessons at secondary school - source analysis, sourc...
Year 7 History Transition timeline work
Peatock

Year 7 History Transition timeline work

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This is a timeline activity designed for use by year 6/ year 7 students. The aim is for them to develop a basic, chronological understanding of major British historical events from the Stone Age up to the Stuart era.
Bias, Fact and Opinion - History Skills
mrshopehistory

Bias, Fact and Opinion - History Skills

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This lesson has been created for KS3 history students and covers the key historical skills of bias, fact and opinion. The purpose of the lesson is to get students to identify and understand bias, fact and opinion and how it can be applied and affect our understanding of history. This resource has be...
Chronology (What is history? (KS3))
ellie_ryl

Chronology (What is history? (KS3))

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Pupils explore the concept of chronology and how it supports historical learning, they are also introduced to the concept of a turning point and identify turning points in their own lives/across history. Includes a chronological order game of significant events from history. WALT: define chronologi...