KS2 History - Roman Britain (Research Pack)

KS2 History - Roman Britain (Research Pack)

This large Roman Britain research pack features materials that cover the whole period of Roman occupation of England, from the initial conquest, through the period of rebellion by Boudica, and including the huge impact that Roman civilisation made on England. The materials end by explaining how Roman rule slipped away, leading on to the next period in English history when life returned to a more rural, tribal existence. The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. These each have a printable copy. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). INVASION Theme 1 >Interactive research book: The Arrival of the Romans + Men Wearing Metal - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Boudica's Rebellion + London's Burning - a story-led task sheet INTEGRATION Theme 3 >Interactive research book: Trade in Roman Britain + A Purple Glass Bottle - a story-led task sheet Theme 4 >Interactive research book: Industry in Roman Britain + Silver and Lead - a story-led task sheet LIFE IN ROMAN BRITAIN Theme 5 >Interactive research book: Romano-British Cities + Taking a Bath - a story-led task sheet Theme 6 >Interactive research book: Religion + Ivory and Jet - a story-led task sheet DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE Theme 7 >Interactive research book: The Northern Frontier + A Pictish Raid - a story-led task sheet Theme 8 >Interactive research book: Roman Britain Under Threat + Two Silver Spoons - a story-led task sheet

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KS2 History - Anglo-Saxon Britain (Research Pack)

KS2 History - Anglo-Saxon Britain (Research Pack)

This Anglo-Saxon Britain pack features materials that cover the start of the Dark Ages - the period in English History after the decline of the Roman Empire. England slipped back into a rural existence, and Roman towns were dismantled or fell into ruin. Out of this chaos, England reformed as a series of kingdoms, each with their own king - Northumbria, Wessex, Mercia etc. The uneasy peace between these kingdoms was shattered by the start of raids and attacks by Norsemen (Vikings) which led to the end of the Anglo-Saxon dominance of England. The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. These each have a printable copy. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). ANGLO-SAXON RAIDING AND SETTLING: Theme 1 >Interactive research book: Raiders - Raiding, Migration, Anglo-Saxons, Roman Life + The Raid - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Settlers - Newcomers, Settling, Allies, Roman Ruin, Isolation + Strangers on the Shore - a story-led task sheet THE DARK AGES: Theme 3 >Interactive research book: Famine and Plague - Kingdoms, Famine, Fleeing, Survival + Struggling to Survive - a story-led task sheet Theme 4 Interactive research book: Trade and Community - Kingdoms, Society, Houses, Food, Clothes + Building in Wood - a story-led task sheet LIFE IN ANGLO-SAXON BRITAIN: Theme 5 >Interactive research book: The Rise of Christianity - Pagans, Monks, Conversion, Christianity + Baptism - a story-led task sheet Theme 6 >Interactive research book: Study and Learning - Monasteries, Children, Schools, Stories + Learning to Sing - a story-led task sheet ANGLO-SAXON RULE: Theme 7 >Interactive research book: Crime and Punishment - Justice, Compensation, Outlaws, Ordeals + Ordeal by Fire - a story-led task sheet Theme 8 >Interactive research book: A New Threat to the Nation - Kingdoms, Everyday Life, Norsemen, Back to War + Surprise Attack - a story-led task sheet

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KS2 History - The Bronze Age (Research Pack)

KS2 History - The Bronze Age (Research Pack)

This Bronze Age pack features materials that cover the period of British history when metal-working technologies began to appear from mainland Europe, triggering huge technical and social change. The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). The two themes take a different focus: the first looks at the introduction of bronze-making near the start of this period; the second explains how the reliance on farming and crops made life more difficult when the climate deteriorated, and how people turned to religion to give them hope. Theme 1 >Interactive research book: Using Metal - Copper, Bronze, Power, Tribes Printable classroom resources: Strangers from Afar - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Religion - Problems, Fighting, Sacrifices, Death Printable classroom resources: Pleasing the Goddess - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book

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KS2 History - The Stone Age (Research Pack)

KS2 History - The Stone Age (Research Pack)

This Stone Age pack features materials for the Middle Stone Age and New Stone Age - the long periods after the end of the Ice Ages when homo-sapiens settled in the UK following its separation from mainland Europe . These two periods can be roughly categorised as the time of the Hunter Gatherers (Middle Stone Age) and the time of Early Farmers (New Stone Age). The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). MIDDLE STONE AGE (the hunter-gatherer period after the end of the ice ages): Theme 1 >Interactive research book: Hunter Gatherers - Homes, Food, Tools, Cooking Printable classroom resources: Bala Finds a Feast - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Everyday Life - Climate, Families, Clothing, Belief Printable classroom resources: The Bone Needle - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book NEW STONE AGE (settlements and farming prior to use of metal tools): Theme 3 >Interactive research book: Early Farmers - Farming, Food, Clothing, Settling, Problems Printable classroom resources: The Runaway Goat - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book Theme 4 >Interactive research book: Work and Trade - Villages, Work, Trade, Tools Printable classroom resources: Sparr the Miner - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book

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KS2 History - The Iron Age (Research Pack)

KS2 History - The Iron Age (Research Pack)

This Iron Age pack features materials that cover the period after the development of metal-working processes to include iron - a harder and more durable metal useful for early farm equipment as well as weapons. Society became more complex and hierarchical with people specialising in crafts and trades. This specialisation led to new dangers and threats as well as greater opportunities. The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). The first theme explains elements of everyday life and how settlements and competition for good land led to fights between tribes, and the appearance of defensive hill-forts. The second theme focuses on the period just before the Romans began to invade, when trade meant that life, for some, was becoming more luxurious - with wealth, power and status becoming more important features of society. Theme 1: >Interactive research book: Tribal Life - Iron, Farming, Settlements, Raiding Printable classroom resources: Swords in the Dark - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book Theme 2: >Interactive research book: Trade and Culture - Life, Leisure, Crafts, Trade Printable classroom resources: Crescent and Chains - a story-led task sheet + printable version of the interactive book

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KS2 History - The Vikings (Research Pack)

KS2 History - The Vikings (Research Pack)

This Vikings pack features materials that cover the end of the Dark Ages - the period in English History when repeated attacks from Scandinavian warriors challenged the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England. The emergence of Danelaw, a Viking-run region in the North East of England led to a period when the rule of England passed from Saxon to Viking and back again. This unsettled period was one in which the concept of education became important, and England became a more political place as kings and their successors struggled to gain and hold onto power. Finally, a new wave of invaders came in from the South - the Normans - and Viking rule came to an end. The history packs from TES elements all feature illustrated interactive books that break down key information about the period into bite-sized chunks. These each have a printable copy. Also included are story-led task sheets; these use a short story to introduce children from the period as well as providing facts and information. A second sheet has comprehension questions and deeper-thinking tasks - ideal for paired or small group work (or for homework). VIKING EXPLORING AND RAIDING: Theme 1 >Interactive research book: Invaders - Homeland, Exploration, Boats, Settling, Death + The Dragon Ship - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Raids on Britain - Raiding, Loot, Summer, No Defence, Bribery + A New Warrior - a story-led task sheet VIKING INVASION: Theme 1 >Interactive research book: The Great Heathen Army - Legend, Religion, Fyrd, Victory + Lost in Jorvik - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: Wessex Resistance - Alfred, Retreat, Defence, Treaty, Peace + Following Alfred - a story-led task sheet TWO NATIONS: Theme 1 >Interactive research book: Living side by side - Living, Houses, Trading, Learning + Going to School - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: King of the English - Trouble, King, Laws, Money + The King is Dead - a story-led task sheet THE RULE OF ENGLAND: Theme 1 >Interactive research book: A Viking King - Living, King, Massacre, Cnut + Court of the Viking King - a story-led task sheet Theme 2 >Interactive research book: The French are coming! - Edward, Everyday Life, Society, Island, Normans + On the Farm - a story-led task sheet All books are also available to download in printable format.

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