Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Buildings

Resources and ideas for cross-curricular topics, buildings, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

Living conditions in the Industrial revolution

Living conditions in the Industrial revolution

Powerpoint and worksheet all about living conditions in the Industrial revolution, this lesson includes various tasks for students and an extended writing task with a writing frame all provided on the powerpoint.

By leighbee23

Machu Picchu with Google Earth Tours

Machu Picchu with Google Earth Tours

Tour Machu Picchu with Google Earth ToursMake a virtual field trip to one of the world’s most famous landmarks; Machu Picchu. You will be using Google Earth to watch a pre-recorded tour of the lost Incan city located in the Andes Mountains. You will learn about its famous structures like the Temple of the Sun, Royal Palace, Sacred Stone and Intihuatana.The product includes a document of about 25 talking points and interesting facts about the ancient Incan site and it’s occupants. The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at. For example the document says at, “2:23 – 2:37 – The House of the Guardians is the first stop within the city. A. The House of the Guardians is the little house in the middle of the screen. It’s technically outside of the city’s walls. 
B. Despite its name implying that the city’s guards lived there, it’s not really known what its purpose was. 
C. To the right of tiny house is a rock called the Funerary Rock and behind that is an area known as the Cemetery. 
D. Their names are derived from the fact that human skeletons were unearthed here, but its unlikely they were actually used for funerals or as a place to bury the dead. ”The tour begins with a view of South America from outer space. You are then zoomed in to the site’s location to see it from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the city’s location, as well as, the locations of the city’s structures. Finally, you are taken back out to a long shot of South America.The cover photo is by jdbenthien and is under a Public Domain license. The photo can be found on Pixabay @ https://pixabay.com/en/machu-picchu-mountain-peru-1631989/Map Data: Image © 2017 CNES / AirbusGoogle, Image Landsat / CopernicusData SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCOImage IBCAOImage U.S. Geological SurveyImage © 2017 Digital Globe© GoogleUS Department of State Geographer© 2009 GeoBasis – DE/BKG 3D Google Earth model of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu has been created using data from a laser scan of the site conducted by the University of Arkansas.The rest of the attribution credits can be found in the zip file.

By RyanNygrenRKN

Taj Mahal - India Topic KS1

Taj Mahal - India Topic KS1

A sequence of 3 lessons based on the Taj Mahal.Lesson 1: Learning about the Taj Mahal and completing a fact file. Lesson 2: Designing and labelling a palaceLesson 3: Learning about Brendan Jamison (a British sculptor) and creating a model using sugar cubes.PPT and fact file templates included.

By mellinl

Buildings & Bridges

Buildings & Bridges

Looking for a stimulus for your construction area or a STEM challenge then this PowerPoint has an amazing collection of buildings and bridges from all over the world to talk about!More resources @ https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/Whitley01Please leave a review.

By Whitley01

Notre Dame Cathedral with Google Earth Tours

Notre Dame Cathedral with Google Earth Tours

Tour Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral with Google Earth ToursMake a virtual field trip to Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the world’s most famous landmarks. You will be using Google Earth to watch a pre-recorded tour of the famous church located in the heart of Paris. Learn all about Notre Dame of Paris and its neighboring structures. Making cameo appearances on the trip are the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, to name just a few.The product includes a document of about 25 talking points and interesting facts about the historic tourist attraction. The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at. 1. For example the document says at, “3:02 – 3:15 – At this point, the tour zooms in to look at the western façade of the cathedral. a. The tower on the left is called the Tour Saint Romain and it’s 
about 400 years older than its neighboring tower, called the 
Tour de Beurre. 
b. Tour Saint Romain was burnt down and its bells were melted in 1944 after a WWII bombing. It has since been restored.”The tour begins with a view of Europe from outer space. You are then zoomed in to the site’s location to see it from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the structure’s location within Paris, as well as, its physical relationship to other landmarks in its vicinity. Finally, you are taken back out to a long shot of Europe.* Your computer must have Google Earth to watch these tours.Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in North America.1. The Golden Gate Bridge (3:29)2. Chichen Itza (5:38)3. Niagara Falls (2:10)4. Panama Canal (3:02)5. Statue of Liberty (2:07)6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1:06)7. Mount Rushmore (3:02)Here are some European landmarks.1. Stonehenge (3:29)2. The Acropolis (5:38) 3. The Colosseum4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (3:28)5. The Eiffel Tower (3:15)6. Big Ben (5:12)7. Notre Dame of Paris (4:20)Tour some African sites.1. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza (3:15)Please feel free to email me directly at r_nyg@yahoo.com if you need any assistance.The cover photo is by Robert H. Cwik and has a Creative Commons license. The photo can be found on Flickr @ https://www.flickr.com/photos/roberthcwik/16196994737/Google Earth Tour Map AttributionMap Data: Google, Image Landsat / CopernicusData SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCOImage IBCAOImage U.S. Geological Survey

By RyanNygrenRKN

I can build my city

I can build my city

A fun and engaging resource to work vocabulary, fine motor skills, attention, logical thinking, play role, pretending game...This download consists of 8 black and white A4 (letter) sheets with templates to build a small city.The idea is to print everything on cardstock or some thick paper. It is in black and white to allow your students to have fun painting with watercolours, crayons, markers, anything you can think of, they can also decorate the different parts of the city, for example, they can paste coloured papers in the houses ...Here are templates to build:2 trees2 traffic lights4 traffic signals2 buildings2 houses1 hospital1 parking lot1 school1 grocery1 ice cream shop1 gas / petrol stationHope you find this resource useful. Thanks for stopping by!

By paulinarl06

Paris Eiffel Tower Coloring Page | Advanced coloring page for adults | Printable PDF 8.5x11"

Paris Eiffel Tower Coloring Page | Advanced coloring page for adults | Printable PDF 8.5x11"

An intricate coloring page of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France – this coloring page has fine lines and intricate details so you can truly re-create the eiffel tower. It is a great page for people who love Paris. It was originally designed as a tribute during the Paris attacks.Number of Pages: 1Difficulty Level: AdvancedFile Format: PDF saved in a .zip folderPage Dimensions: 8.5 x 11″ (Letter)Please note: Colors in the photo are for reference only. Actual product is a black and white coloring page.

By Sarahrenaeclark

Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

Different Types of Houses - shapes and materials

This is a story that can be made into a book - it has 12 spreads. The tutorial talks in first person of a child, who introduces different types of houses across the world. Use this to initiate conversations about why we live where we live, why do some people choose to live on stilts, in tents, and in igloos? Talk about what they do during winter, summer and during the rain.

By csoundar

London landmarks factsheets

London landmarks factsheets

I do a whole topic on London in the Spring term and got bored looking for age-appropriate non-fiction resources for the children to get information from so I made these myself.

By Volvic42

Build-a-Sentence

Build-a-Sentence

Sentence building game with four different levels, developing children’s use of adjectives, adverbs, connectives and complex sentences. Several people have requested this in an editable format... here it is! However the instructions for how to play are only in the PDF version.

By vlh22

Houses and Homes

Houses and Homes

A long powerpoint activity with separate parts that could be watched as a whole or in sections. Action buttons for labelling activities.

By bevevans22

Interview question & answer bank - PGCE

Interview question & answer bank - PGCE

I prepared this document last year when I had my interview for primary PGCE at Nottm Trent Uni. It was then checked by a careers advisor after I had finished. I used these ideas to answer questions I was asked at interview, and gained a place on the course. They are in written format rather than bullet-point, because I believe they should be used as a guide ONLY and not used word-for-word so that you sound like a textbook! Hope this helps!

By trillions

Unit Study- The owl who was afraid of the dark

Unit Study- The owl who was afraid of the dark

This is a 6 session (or week) unit study for the owl who was afraid of the dark and cross curricular planner. It was used for a supported study session after school but can also be used with whole class. It includes outlines of each session, reading extracts and understanding, analysis and evaluation questions. It also includes art ideas.

By jhall6

Science Week/Science Fair

Science Week/Science Fair

3 sets of cards which are very user friendly for science activities. Activities for Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2

By EBD35

Topic planning 'Castles'

Topic planning 'Castles'

6 weeks of cross curricular planning on the topic ‘Castles’. Includes topic web, continuous provision web, 6 weeks of topic plans, 6 weeks literacy plans linked to topic and 6 weeks numeracy plans linked to topic. Planning includes Continuous Provision areas, so could be useful for EY and Year 1.

By comenius

Multicultural Homes

Multicultural Homes

Print laminate and display these photographs when thinking about the types of homes we live in. We sometimes put them in a small album with the dolls house or in the construction area.

By carlabooth

VCOP Games

VCOP Games

Two games for use with VCOP. One is a Sentence Openers game - build a paragraph by rolling a dice and follwing the instructions. The second is a board game based on the Fiery Ideas ‘complication’ software. Topics also included: sentence structure and punctuation.

By charliee

What is electricity Power Point Presentation

What is electricity Power Point Presentation

I made this presentation while on teaaching practice for a mixed year 1/2 class. The children responded really well to it. I made it interactive by including a few questions which i got the children to dicuss with their talk partners before taking feedback. Hope you find it useful.

By Chantellenaomi

Caine's Arcade Mega Resource

Caine's Arcade Mega Resource

This is a step by step inquiry questionnaire regarding every step of the creativity process of a game in Caine's Arcade mode. It covers design, science, engineering, and simple machines Kids are asked to create and analyze use of materials and purpose of the game. DOKs are 3 and 4 mostly

By herappleness

Village in India

Village in India

A range of powerpoints with photographs and information from the Chembakolli.com website. The powerpoints cover a range of aspects. Hope they are useful.

By Miss Mac

Say what you see

Say what you see

This task develops students' ability to form simple descriptive sentences and to begin to ask a variety of questions. This resource forms part of a project looking at ways to encourage learners to interact more in the target language, developing the skills of both planned and unplanned (or spontaneous) talk. It was designed with Y7 in mind, but with very little work could be differentiated for Y8, Y9 or even KS4 classes – this is because it’s the teacher questioning that sets the level of challenge. Instructions for teachers are on the notes page of the PowerPoint slide. (Visuals reproduced with permission from Asset Languages)

By rhawkes

Year 1 Houses and Homes non-core subject planning

Year 1 Houses and Homes non-core subject planning

5 weeks worth of non-core subject planning on the topic of Houses and Homes. This planning was used in a Year 1 class but would also be suitable for Reception/Year 2. The topic lessons link to Houses and Homes and features a carousel of activities. This plan also includes PE, music, and RE lessons.

By jessmurray10

Reception Numeracy MTP Autumn Part 1

Reception Numeracy MTP Autumn Part 1

MTP used for Autumn 1st half term for reception class. Combinations of whole group, adult directed and child initiated activities over the course of a 7week half term

By kaw87

Sentence Tree

Sentence Tree

Sentence starters to display on a tree or however you like ;) I think they will also make good fans for kit boxes. This is a large file publisher 2003. I do not expect this to appear on ebay. It is based on the work of Pie Corbett, I have emailed the publishers and there has been no reply. This is a fabulously useful resource and if you do use it as a tree it is great for guided work to sit under the tree and do different sentence starts. My class have used it nearly every day! Thanks to Aimee for putting it into pdf format.

By juliateacher

The Leaning Tower of Pisa with Google Earth Tours

The Leaning Tower of Pisa with Google Earth Tours

Tour The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Cathedral Square with Google Earth ToursMake a virtual field trip to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the world’s most famous landmarks. You will be using Google Earth to watch a pre-recorded tour of the famous tower located in the Square of Miracles. Learn all about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy and its neighboring structures. Making cameo appearances on the trip are the Pisa Cathedral, the Old Cemetery, the Pisa Baptistery to name just a few.The product includes a document of about 20 interesting facts about the historic tourist attraction. The tour is also accompanied by a PDF file that describes what you are seeing based on the corresponding minutes in the video. This is so you can pause the tour at the given time stamp and let the class know what they are looking at. For example the document says at, “1:31 – 1:44 – 1. The camera slides over to face south. a. To the northeast (lower left) of the square you can see Arena Garibaldi, the home soccer (football) stadium for A.C. Pisa 1909. b. The stadium can hold about 25,000 people. The tour begins with a view of Europe from outer space. You are then zoomed in to the site’s location to see it from a variety of different viewpoints. The angles are chosen so the students can get a good idea of the structure’s location, as well as, its physical relationship to the other landmarks in its vicinity. Finally, you are taken back out to a long shot of Europe.To watch, all you have to do is click on the file, Google Earth will open and you will be taken on a short trip to the World Heritage site. Feel free to visit some other famous landmarks in North America.1. The Golden Gate Bridge (3:29)2. Chichen Itza (5:38)3. Niagara Falls (2:10)4. Panama Canal (3:02)5. Statue of Liberty (2:07)6. Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri (1:06)Here are some European landmarks.1. Stonehenge (3:29)2. The Acropolis (5:38) 3. The Colosseum4. The Leaning Tower of Pisa (3:28)5. The Eiffel Tower (3:15)6. Big Ben (5:12)Tour some African sites.1. The Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Sphinx of Giza (3:15)Please feel free to email me directly at r_nyg@yahoo.com if you need any assistance.The cover photo is by davide ragusa and has a Creative Commons license. The photo can be found @ https://unsplash.com/photos/1PHDS-PFtcMGoogle Earth Tour Map AttributionMap Data: Google, Image Landsat / CopernicusData SIO, NOAA, U.S. Navy, NGA, GEBCOImage IBCAOImage U.S. Geological Survey© 2009 GeoBasis – DE/BKG© 2016 Google

By RyanNygrenRKN

Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

I went on an amazing course all to do with helping children with comprehension. I have put together a Power Point presentation with some activities for children to practice inferencing skills. I have taught this lesson to Year 6 pupils and they got a lot out of it. Ideally, you should follow this activity up by looking at a SAT’s based comprehension paper so that children can consolidate what they learnt from these activities.

By Kasey1