Cross-curricular topics teaching resources: Time detectives

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

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Great Fire Of London - Storyboards and Sequencing

Three differentiated worksheets, suitable for Year 1 & 2 pupils. 1 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and lines underneath for able writers to write each part of the story.2 - Storyboard sheet with pictures and parts of the story with gaps for pupils to fill in.3 - Complete storyboard in the wrong order for less able pupils to cut out and sequence.

By spursfan1983

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

The American Revolution An IB PYP Unit of Inquiry

Delve into The American Revolution with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 100 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Were there women active in this revolution? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers, the Ocean and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

KS1 The Tempest Topic Planning Web - Shakespeare Week

KS1 The Tempest Topic Planning Web - Shakespeare Week

This is a topic web for KS1 teachers wanting their pupils to be learning about the life of William Shakespeare as well as the story of The Tempest. The Tempest is one of Shakespeare's most magical plays and young children love the characters of Wizard Prospero, Sprite Ariel and Monster Caliban. This is a cross curricular topic web showing you ways teachers can base learning for KS1 children around the story and Shakespeare's life, linked to all areas of the curriculum - even maths!Great for Shakespeare Week, I have seen ideas in here used to create great planning and learning opportunities which have been observed as fantastic lessons and produced some great work from children.

By primaryshakespeare

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

A Complete Unit of Inquiry World Revolutions & Revolutionaries IB PYP

Take the children back in time with this complete IB PYP unit of inquiry. Over 130 pages of web quests, reading for information, inquiry based math projects, hands on writing, art, drama and much more; Where We Are in Place and Time: What have we learned from revolutionaries from the past and how have they influenced society today? By delving back in time the children can explore the concept of time and unrest and how the two big ideas have brought about change in our world, for the better or not. I have taught this unit of inquiry with my 5th grade. Each time, I find that it is one of my favourites. There is so much to explore. With over 100 pages of interactive, hands on , engaging, inquiry based activities, this transdisciplinary unit will take you through math, critical thinking, writing, geography, reading for information and, of course, history. UK & USA spelling.As we travelled through time with our interactive timeline, we travelled back and forth across the Atlantic ocean, exploring the American Revolution, the Rise of the Nazis in Europe, the French Revolution and more. The inquiries came flooding fast and furiously as we learned more and more about how people were affected by revolt through hands on research, various artefacts , communication and much ,much more. The unit culminates in a summative assessment where the children prepare their own wax museum character. Why did Britain want to keep the American colony?If Independence Day is 1776, why was the war still continuing?Why are some revolutionaries violent and others are non violent?How do you win if you don’t use violence? Why were women arrested when trying to get the vote? How did Ghandi win freedom for India if he didn’t fight? Learning how to read clues from artefacts and also from evidence in the text, helped us to become incredible historians as we had to figure out the answers to our lines of inquiry. This involved a lot of reading for information, analysing text and recognising non fiction text features. Through explorations within math, reading, writing, geography, history and art, the children gather knowledge of how revolutionaries brought about change to their world and contributed to societies today. If you enjoy this complete unit of inquiry, you may also like my others: Ancient Civilizations, Rainforests and Food Chains, Adaptations of Living Things, Exploring Poetry, Exploring Explorers and many more found in my store and on my blog.Enjoy! Susan Powerswww.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

Castle and Towers Bundle

Castle and Towers Bundle

This is a nice set of resources about castles and towers. The bundle includes key castle words, and photos of famous castles around the world. I have also included a set of creative writing prompts to encourage the students to imagine what life in a castle would be like. Try it today!

By peterfogarty

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

Ancient Civilisation Bundle

This is a set of presentations and teaching resources about a wide range of different ancient civilisation. Your students will be able to look at life in ancient China, ancient Greece, ancient Egypt and ancient Rome. The slides are a great way of getting your students to think about how people lived in the past, using primary and secondary sources.

By peterfogarty

Victorian Bundle

Victorian Bundle

This is my Victorian bundle. It is an interesting collection of different resources. In some ways, Victorians were similar to us, in other ways, they held very different opinions to modern Britons. These presentations are a great way to get the students talking in the classroom. They can discuss the dresses and toys and guess what the different household objects were used for.

By peterfogarty

My Holiday Bundle

My Holiday Bundle

This is a fun, cross curricular bundle about holidays. There is an ESL topic on talking about your holidays, a creative writing prompt about different holidays, a spelling test about holidays and images of beach holidays in the past.

By peterfogarty

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work Bundle - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Work BundleThis download is my dinosaur big bundle. It includes four independent work packs for:- Reading - Writing- Math- Creative workThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit *****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

Ancient Rome Bundle

Ancient Rome Bundle

I love to teach my students about life in ancient Rome. They were an amazing civilsation and were highly advanced. These presentations are designed to encourage students to look more careful at ancient Rome buildings and the lives of Roman gladiators and soldiers.

By peterfogarty

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work - Year 1/2

Dinosaur Themed Independent Creative Work This download has 19 pages of creative work. Included in the sheets are:- Decorate your dinosaur - Label the dinosaur - Draw half the picture - Dinosaur puzzles- Make a dinosaur skeleton- Design a dinosaurThanks for looking Please remember to leave feedback, for updates and promotions you can also follow me here.*****************************************************************************Some of my other products: Big Science Bundle Pack . Complete Space and the Solar System Workbook . Complete Dialogues and Play Scripts Writing Unit .*****************************************************************************

By TheGingerTeacher

National Days Bundle - Part 2

National Days Bundle - Part 2

There are so many different national days to celebrate throughout the year. I have created presentations about a wide range of them. These could be used as displays, or as an excellent starting point for a discussion about the day's topic. This is part 2 of a 2 part series. These could also be used as part of a set of school assemblies.

By peterfogarty

Chinese Bundle

Chinese Bundle

This teaching pack includes visual images of life in ancient China, how the Chinese celebrate their national day and a fun set of worksheets for people wanting to learn Cantonese. Please note the these language worksheets are in English and do not contain Cantonese.

By peterfogarty

Dinosaur Flags Display

Dinosaur Flags Display

Dinosaur Flags Display: A series of brightly coloured bunting including lettering to spell out ‘DINOSAURS’. Includes plain dinosaur themed flags for a longer string of bunting. Makes a great addition to any dinosaur display or role play area.For more Outstanding Resources for Outstanding Teachers, please visit my website www.teachersvault.co.uk

By helenrachelcrossley

iMessage templates for creative writing

iMessage templates for creative writing

5 PDF templates as shown in the cover image.All designed to support creative writing in a more modern context which learners can relate to. Could be very useful for learners with SEND who may find writing letters quite abstract. Some include emoticon images found on iPhone software to encourage learners to think about emotions. One includes dialogue between two recipients. Could be used in a variety of situations:- Letter writing- Writing in role-Guided reading activity-Learning about speech -PSHE and emotions using emoticon - History e.g. What message would Hitler send to his army at this stage? What message might Henry the 8th send to his wife?-IT and e-safety: writing appropriate messages.

By zvlovegrove

Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

Bundle of playscripts linked to IPC units

A bundle of 5 primary playscripts, which are all linked to International Primary Curriculum (IPC) units.These can be used alongside the unit's lessons, as an entry or exit point, for an assembly or as a larger class show.All scripts come complete with any associated music, sound effects, supporting resources and production notes.The IPC units covered are:*Mission to Mars*Making the News*Gateways to the World*The Time Tunnel*Let's CelebrateAs well as linking directly to these units, the scripts can also be used for general school shows and productions.

By goldtopfox

Victorian Bundle - Assemblies, Planning, Activities and more!

Victorian Bundle - Assemblies, Planning, Activities and more!

A Victorian Life: Topic Overview Dr Barnardo: Fact Sheet and Presentation Dr What and The Victorians: A Class Assembly (30+ Parts) Servants Rules: The Victorian Era Street Child and The Victorians: A Topic Overview Victorian Coin Images Victorian Schools: A Class Assembly (30+ parts)

By ChrisWat

Victorian Resources

Victorian Resources

A Victorian Life: Topic OverviewDr Barnardo: Fact Sheet and PresentationServants Rules: The Victorian EraStreet Child and The Victorians: A Topic OverviewVictorian Coin Images

By ChrisWat

KS2 Mayan Civilization Resources: Creative Cross-Curricula Topic Pack Bonus Edition

KS2 Mayan Civilization Resources: Creative Cross-Curricula Topic Pack Bonus Edition

SAVE 36% - Hours of engaging, cross-curricula learning for your class containing dozens of Mayan activities7 separate lesson packs plus an assortment of other useful Mayan related activities and sheetsContains:- Chichen Itza Art lesson (up to 3 lessons)- Create your own Mayan creative/big writing stimuli (up to 3 lessons)- Mayan scary day creative/big writing stimuli lesson (2 hours) - Mayan Time Detectives (holistic research-2 hours)- Mayan Time Detectives clothing and possessions (2 hours)- Mayan calendars 1-2hrs- Mayan hieroglyphics 1hr-90mins- Mini-Mayan colouring book- 2 word search activities + answers- Mayan bordered writing and blank pagesLessons come with full teachers' notes (except Mayan calendars) and everything you need to teach the lessonSee individual listings on the TES for more information, or view our full range of over 188 Gold Standard TES Resources https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/TheFutureTeacherFoundationImages sourced from openclipart.org or owned by tftf

By TheFutureTeacherFoundation

KS1 SATs comprehension -  Christopher Columbus, history

KS1 SATs comprehension - Christopher Columbus, history

This resource is a non-fiction comprehension activity for year 2. It is based on the KS1 SATs reading paper and includes 3 differentiated levels. There are a range of 'what' and 'how' questions, some multiple choice tick questions and some that require more detailed answers. The activity is also laid out in a similar way to the SATs booklets, with four pages of pictures and short written extracts to read and 2-3 questions per page. This comprehension is all about the explorer, Christopher Columbus. PDF file format and editable Microsoft word format included in the price.

By blossomingminds

Story cards

Story cards

A set of cards divided into character, setting, object and time. Sprinkles uploaded some fantastic cards back in 2006 (http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=3001354). I’ve used those original images, and then added quite a few extra ones. I use them with my Reception class for whole class storytelling. For older children, they’d also work as a stimulus for individual or group story writing.

By cariad2

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Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

Viking Longship interactive notebook foldable

The foldable is in two parts inside and outside the longship. Students can colour how they wish. This resource will be a brilliant accompaniment to support of vikings topics at either primary or secondary school. Resource includes:1) The foldable to cut out2) 'model' pictures to show how the ship can be stuck together. (Note: the tab to stick down is the flag)

By TRJ

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

Person in history SEN

Person in history SEN

Person in history work sheet/prompt to support learning of a key historical figure.Could be used as part of a project or presentation.Supported with wigit symbol for support with reading and understanding

By zvlovegrove

Traditional  and popular Songs

Traditional and popular Songs

Preview songs on Hangman https://youtu.be/GeqBNck0DZQTurpin Hero https://youtu.be/N6Hd634rXWMEarly one morning https://youtu.be/KSLmYL1o6IcThe Happy Wanderer https://youtu.be/Ff73ZJchc2UThese songs were chosen as examples of good traditional songs two of which are firm favorites with boys!. Reading music is not necessary but it can extend those children who have piano lessons anyway.

By pwilloughby3