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History timeline for display - easily adapted

History timeline for display - easily adapted

Goes from the dinosaurs through key periods of history to the present day. Use MS Word to adapt it. I have added the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages to the updated version. As well as the first public railway in 1825, England winning the World Cup in 1966 and the 2012 Olympics.

By MrColleyMaths

Roman Villa

Roman Villa

Roman villa lessonslesson one-Introduction to Roman Villa and key features Then a long term task pupils design a Roman estate agent booklet by being a Roman estate agent (word doc)The word doc is a 7 page booklet of roman villa budget task, students have a budget of 8,000 denarii to budget building a villa with rooms and fetures and then students produce a booklet to describe the villa (good for numeracy and literacy-pursuasive writing) work doc can be photopied in to an A5 booklet for pupils to plan their own villa. Explains key rooms, extras and features of Roman Villas

By leighbee23

Fun Class Assembly  Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Fun Class Assembly Ancient 'Greeks Got Talent!'

Just finished this assembly with my Y5 class, it went so well and they loved it. It involves an 'X factor' style show where each Greek god auditions to be king of the gods, whilst telling the audience a little bit about the Ancient Greeks. It involves throwing confetti at the audience, a dance routine to music from Disney's Hercules, and a boy dressing up as Cheryl Cole....if you want. Adapt and use as you want. Enjoy.

By koolkat123uk

Roman Shields

Roman Shields

Powerpoint showing several photos of Roman shields that I made leading into an activity where children design their own Roman shield based on certain criteria.The children went on to design their own Roman Shields and then made then with cardboard and painted them.Perfect for giving them ideas! As a BONUS I have now included a completely unique animated Roman timeline I made that can be included in your own presentations as I have converted to movie format. Thank you to all those that have downloaded and commented upon my resource. I've also tagged on a useful Roman Military Tactics linked to shields too.

By dave_orritt

Roman Gladiators

Roman Gladiators

Powerpoint that explains a popular form of Roman entertainment. Includes a gladiator labelling and sport broadcasting tasks

By leighbee23

Roman army

Roman army

A series of three lessons on the Roman Army- based on recruitment and why the army was successful. Includes three tasks labelling, card sort, spy task, recruitment advert task.Lots of high quality resources for KS2 and KS3 students

By leighbee23

Pompeii

Pompeii

Lesson that looks at Pompeii used alongside the BBC Pompeii last day drama. Good lesson to illustrate the importance of Pompeii as it allowed Historians to find out lots about everyday Roman Life. Resource includes information about what happened in Pompeii and a news broadcast task. (The Pompeii last day drama is available on You Tube)

By leighbee23

Ancient Egypt -  Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

Ancient Egypt - Mummification presentations, worksheets and lesson plan.

2017 Update.Resources mainly based around mummification but loads of other resources too! There is a movie file (converted from mac keynote) into a presentation file, lesson plan (which obtained outstanding.) I have also converted this to Powerpoint including videos. Also have included the original Mac Keynote and a 'reports lesson in mac format and Powerpoint conversion file! UPDATE: I have re-uploaded the 'mummification pics' in pdf format as well as the original microsoft word format due to review comments, photos are now viewable in several formats :-)

By dave_orritt

'Escape from Pompeii' Planning Pack

'Escape from Pompeii' Planning Pack

Download our popular Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning Pack for Year 3/Year 4.This is a ten-lesson unit of work based around the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit, based on the 2014 National Curriculum for Year 3 and Year 4. It works well alongside topics about the Romans, volcanoes or extreme Earth.The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to read and listen to the Escape from Pompeii story a number of times. In the first week, children will engage with the text through extensive discussion, drama and even creating a parachute volcanic eruption in order to increase their familiarity with the story. They will have the opportunity to articulate ideas about the text using an increasingly varied vocabulary. There is also a grammar focus on using powerful verbs and a chance to develop thesaurus skills. In the second week, pupils will plan their own story based on the structure of Escape from Pompeii and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final narrative. The literacy objectives covered in this unit are: To use sensory descriptionsTo use a thesaurus to improve my writingTo perform a poem as a groupTo use powerful verbsTo prepare a short drama piece based on a textTo write a descriptive recountTo make a story planTo write my own narrativeTo edit my writingTo make decisions about how to present my writingThe PDF file contains ten full lesson plans and all pupil worksheets/resources.You may also like the following planning for Year 3/ Year 4:Roman Britain Planning PackRomans Literacy Pack (Instructions Unit)Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs

By KS2History

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Primary School Planning Packs - Mega Bundle!

Download our most popular and well-loved planning packs from KS2history, all in one brilliant mega bundle! Each pack contains a full unit of work (detailed planning and accompanying resources) and is built around the 2014 National Curriculum for KS2. This is an excellent investment for KS2 teachers, subject co-ordinators and school leaders. All of our lessons are planned by outstanding teachers. History packs: - Stone Age to Iron Age Pack - Romans in Britain Pack - Shang Dynasty - Benin Kingdom Pack Literacy Packs - Escape from Pompeii - How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth - Egyptian Cinderella - Victorian Poetry - Beowulf - Romans Literacy Pack (Instructions) - Stone Age Boy

By KS2History

Ancient Rome Bundle

Ancient Rome Bundle

Outstanding set of 19 resources covering every aspect of Ancient Rome that pupils need to know about- from its origins, development from Empire to Republic, Education, Clothing , Entertainment, Theatre, Mythology and its Fall and Legacy. Includes PPTs, Timeline and a Webquest.

By Polaphuca

Learning Greek The Fun Way! - Bundle

Learning Greek The Fun Way! - Bundle

Are you learning Greek? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Greek? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Greek. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Greek. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!

By peterfogarty

Romans Literacy Planning Pack  - Instructions Unit Y3/4

Romans Literacy Planning Pack - Instructions Unit Y3/4

Download our popular ten-lesson unit of work on reading and writing instructions based around the topic Romans.The ten lessons in this unit aim to give children the opportunity to understand the features of instructions as a genre. In the first week, children will engage with the text type by following instructions to make edible Roman roads out of biscuits, chocolates and custard! There is also a grammar focus on using prepositions and imperative verbs. In the second week, pupils will use drama to develop ideas and extend their vocabulary. They will then plan their own set of instructions about becoming Roman gladiator champions and they will then have the opportunity to draft, edit and present their final instructions.The literacy objectives covered in this unit are:- To give and follow verbal instructions- To use prepositions- To read and follow written instructions- To identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning- To use a range of imperative verbs- To prepare a group performance- To make a plan for my writing- To write my own instructions- To edit my writing- To make decisions about how to present my writingThe PDF file contains ten lesson plans and all accompanying pupil resources. Perfect to link literacy and history in your Romans topic!You may also like:Roman Britain Planning PackEscape from Pompeii Literacy Planning PackRomans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs

By KS2History

Romans Planning

Romans Planning

Romans in Britain Planning PackDownload our popular Romans planning pack for Year 3/ Year4, including full lessons plans and pupil resources for the topic 'The Romans in Britain'.Everything you need for planning a Romans topic!The Romans Planning Pack includes the following lessons:1. Introduction: How did the Roman Empire begin? 2. Rise and Conquer!: How did the Roman army help the Roman Empire to expand?3. Invading Britannia: How did Britain become part of the Roman Empire?4. Who was Boudica?: How did Boudica rebel against the Romans?5. Building up Britain: What did the Romans build after they settled in Britain?6. Time to Relax!: What did people do for leisure in Roman Britain?7. Digging up the Past: What do archaeological sites tell us about Roman Britain?8. Home Sweet Home: What were houses like in Roman Britain?9. What did the Romans do for us?: What important things did the Romans introduce to Britain?10. Summing up: What have we learned about this period of history?The Romans Planning Pack has been produced by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.If you like our Romans Planning pack, you may also like these: Escape from Pompeii Literacy Planning PackRomans Literacy Planning Pack (Instructions Unit)Romans Planning Bundle of all three planning packs

By KS2History

Romans Planning Bundle

Romans Planning Bundle

This Romans planning bundle will save you lots of time! It includes a full history scheme of work for Year 3/Year 4 based on the topic 'Romans in Britain' and two English units that work well with the theme of Romans.1. Romans in Britain - full history unit for Y3/4 including detailed lesson plans, teacher guides and pupil resources.2. 'Escape from Pompeii' Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii', with a final written outcome for pupils of writing their own Pompeii narrative.3. Romans Instructions Literacy Pack - a two-week literacy unit for Y3/4 based on reading and writing instructional texts. Pupils will follow instructions to make a Roman road out of chocolate and biscuits and then write their own instructions about how to be a Roman gladiator champion.All lessons are written by Ofsted-rated outstanding teachers.

By KS2History

Ancient Greece Bundle

Ancient Greece Bundle

Series of PPTs covering the topic of Ancient Greece. Covers all aspects of Ancient Greece and will generate lots of engaging lessons.

By Polaphuca

Medicine and British health GCSE

Medicine and British health GCSE

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Treaty of Verailles from 1919 to 1939. Activities included to suit the new GCSE requirements, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.

By lawriepeet

Romans

Romans

A resource pack to support the teaching of the Romans.Activities included to suit KS3 teaching, with plenty of scope for differentiation by either task or outcome for more- or less able students.

By lawriepeet

Boudicca & lesson plan

Boudicca & lesson plan

Two contrasting texts written about Boudicca and a timeline with her in. Lesson Plan is included. The texts are good to look at bias. One group of children can draw Boudicca from the details in one, one group the other and the results compared.A song about Boudicca is also included for plenary / fun at the end of the lesson.

By dave_orritt

Ancient Greece Murder Mystery

Ancient Greece Murder Mystery

This is a ‘murder mystery’ with video and paper based evidence. We filmed in front of our school green screen for a bit of a laugh, but the kids absolutely loved it. It lasts around 80 minutes comes complete with video and paper-based evidence. I suggest printing out into evidence packs.

By jonwhitley

Time machine to Ancient Egypt

Time machine to Ancient Egypt

This is my first upload as an NQT so comments much appreciated. This is a time machine presentation to take the children back from today through the ages to Ancient Egypt. Easily adaptable and has some animation in so the timetravel slides will move on automatically. Supporting time line activity. Hope of use to people. 6th Sept - slightly improved and uploaded after using it.

By davearch

Ancient Egypt Scheme of Work (plus resources)

Ancient Egypt Scheme of Work (plus resources)

This is a set of plans for an Ancient Egypt unit. It's taught in Year 4 at our school. I've uploaded as much of the resources and plans that I can without infringing on copywrite - I've had to leave out various videos (which can be purchased/replaced with something – lots were from a ‘What the Ancients did for us’ series). I've also left a few lessons blank where I've directly used plans/resources from a subscription website called www.keystagehistory.com. It's an excellent website which requires a yearly subscription. Hope you find these useful! Enjoy!

By jonwhitley

The Roman Army

The Roman Army

Lots of material here - with links to YouTube and examples of battle formations. TES resources reworked for sharing again.

By CCLowles

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

The music of ancient Egypt

The music of ancient Egypt

A self running PowerPoint with embedded sound files designed to help children make a connection with music then and music now. I have had it running as children enter assembly. Those doing Ancient Egyptians loved it .There is a small booklet to record their knowledge. The music will play when in slide mode You can also use it as part of your Egyptian topic. Pleas give me feed back as it took hours to make !

By pwilloughby3

Boudicca's story written in role.

Boudicca's story written in role.

I was struggling to find a simple story about Boudicca to teach my class so I made this power point up from all the information I was able to find. My class loved it and I hope it will help other aswell.

By ameroll