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How did World War One Start?

How did World War One Start?

A Power Point lesson I made for my Yr3/4 class to start our topic of World War One. Contains some sounds (bomb exploding, a gun shot and a song sung by soldiers during WW1). It also contains some questions for the children to answer as well as the worksheet and assessment activity for the end of the lesson.
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Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

Modern/ Contemporary American History Escape Room: Social Studies Bundle

This bundle includes all of the escape rooms listed below. Important: All these products sell for $35; as a bundle they are 35% off, for $22! Each escape room has the following contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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Iraq War: Escape Room - Social Studies

Iraq War: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures, events and terms involving the Iraq War. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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Persian Gulf War: Escape Room - Social Studies

Persian Gulf War: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures, events and terms involving the Persian Gulf War. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

Richard Nixon and the Watergate Scandal: Escape Room - Social Studies

This breakout escape room is a fun way for students to test their knowledge with the major historical figures and events involving the Watergate scandal. Note: this product includes the involvement of “Deep throat” within the scandal. Contents: ♦ Teacher Instructions with Usage Guide and FAQ ♦ 20 Multiple Choice Questions ♦ 5 Decoders for each of the 5 Levels ♦ Student Recording Sheet and Teacher Answer Key ♦ Link to an optional, but recommended, digital breakout room
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War Horse – Michael Morpurgo  Reading Comprehension (Ch1-11) 122 VIPERs / SATs style questions

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo Reading Comprehension (Ch1-11) 122 VIPERs / SATs style questions

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo (2017 edition publication) Part 1 (Ch1-11) Reading Comprehension Questions Vipers KS2 KS3 Reading comprehension questions following the ‘VIPERS’ format (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Summarise) ideal for SATs preparation, whole class KS2 reading sessions as well as KS3 English lessons. Full set of VIPERS questions for each chapter with 122 questions in all with accompanying answers! Also fantastic for history lessons or as part of commemorations for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.
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Armistice helpsheet - primary

Armistice helpsheet - primary

An information sheet for primary teachers about the events leading up to the signing of the Armistice on 11th November 1918 and what happened to ensure peace continued after the end of World War I.
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Marking the Centenary of the ROPA 1918

Marking the Centenary of the ROPA 1918

An assembly that introduces the idea of only some people being able to vote and then relates it the Representation of the Peoples Act 1918, which gave the vote to some women in the UK. Voting equality came in a decade later.
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Armistice assembly - primary

Armistice assembly - primary

An assembly for primary schools to help pupils understand what led up to the signing of the Armistice which ended World War I. Includes a plan for the assembly, timeline cards highlighting key events in 1918 and 1919 and a helpsheet for teachers with key information about the Armistice.
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Crown the Queen Interactive Game - KS1

Crown the Queen Interactive Game - KS1

KS1 Topical - Crown the Queen Interactive Game This is a fun topical game in which pupils must adjust the angle and power with which the crown is thrown so that it lands on the Queen’s head. This is a great game to play during royal events as an opener to spark discussion.
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Design the Royal Carriage Interactive Game - KS1

Design the Royal Carriage Interactive Game - KS1

KS1 Topical - Design the Royal Carriage Interactive Game This is a fun topical game in which pupils design their own royal carriage. Once they are happy with their design, they can hit play and watch it roll off to a royal event. This is a great game to play during royal events as an opener to spark discussion.
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The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Information Book - Reading Level C and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about the World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level B - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level B This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level D - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level D - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level D This resource contains text and images covering keys periods for the World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level D, a challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level C - KS2

The World Wars Information Text and Images - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Text and Images - Reading Level C This resource contains text and images covering keys periods of World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource is useful for retelling or writing tasks. For example, you can delete the column of text and ask pupils to retell the historical events in their own words.
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The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

The World Wars Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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The World Wars Comprehension Book - Reading Level C  - KS2

The World Wars Comprehension Book - Reading Level C - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Interactive Comprehension Book This is an interactive comprehension book about World War One and World War Two. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This resource also comes with a quiz of multiple-choice comprehension questions to assess pupils’ understanding. This is a great resource to use with the whole class or for independent reading.
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Evacuees Poetry Task Activity - KS2

Evacuees Poetry Task Activity - KS2

KS2 History - Evacuees Poetry Task Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a poetry task. Led by an information text on evacuation in World War Two, pupils are tasked with writing a poem in the first-person in the character of a child waiting at the station on their way to their temporary rural home. There are a range of question prompts to help pupils structure and develop their poem. This is a great activity to encourage pupils to engage with the topic on a deeper level, as a well as practise their creative writing skills.
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Women in the World Wars Poster Activity - KS2

Women in the World Wars Poster Activity - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Women in Wartime Poster Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a poster activity about recruitment of women to the Women’s Land Army and into factory work during World War One and World War Two. Pupils are tasked with designing a poster to recruit women to either join the Land Army or a munition factory. Supporting information is provided, and further information and image packs are available in Tes elements. This is a great activity for pupils to complete in groups or independently. It is useful for engaging pupils in discussion and deeper thinking about the topic.
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Women in the World Wars Discussion and Research Activity - KS2

Women in the World Wars Discussion and Research Activity - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Research Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a research task. Using wartime recruitment posters as stimulus, pupils research a variety of women’s roles during World War One and World War Two, including forces jobs, nursing and factory work. There are a range of question prompts to guide pupils’ research and to help them organise their notes. Pupils can then present a summary of their research to the class or write an information sheet. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Women in the World Wars Poster Library - KS2

Women in the World Wars Poster Library - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Women in Wartime Poster Library This resource has a series of posters regarding recruitment of women during World War One and World War Two. These can be used to support classroom activities, for pupils to use in presentations or information sheets, or can be used as part of a class display about World War One and World War Two.
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The World Wars Glossary - KS2

The World Wars Glossary - KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Wartime Glossary This document contains a glossary of terms that pupils may not know related to World War One and World War Two. These sheets are useful to support pupils during writing or research tasks, or to be printed out for display.
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Types of War Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

Types of War Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Types of War Presentation Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a presentation activity about the different types of wars including: civil wars, revolutions, insurgencies, annexations, colonialisation, border wars and global wars. In groups, pupils are given information and image(s), and are tasked with summarising the information and presenting it to the rest of the class. There are information texts and image packs available in Tes elements to support this activity. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Interactive Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

Interactive Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Interactive Writing Template This is an interactive template for writing about World War One and World War Two, which is ideal for producing a piece of informative text. The interactive has various page layouts, plus preloaded images to illustrate the pages. These different page layout options allow for differentiation, as higher-ability students can extend their work. This resource is a great activity for pupils to practise their writing, as well as conducting further research on the topic.
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Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

Writing Template - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Writing Template This worksheet consists a series of images covering key moments of the World War One and World War Two. The resource contains space for pupils to write about these moments in their own words. There is an additional box at the end for students to reflect on the experience within their own communities.
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Types of War Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

Types of War Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Types of War Information Sheets The sheets in this resource detail different types of wars including: civil wars, revolutions, insurgencies, annexations, colonialisation, border wars and global wars. You can use the sheets to support your own knowledge or use as the basis for comprehension activities.
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Examples of War Research Activity - The World Wars KS2

Examples of War Research Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Research Activity This activity sheet provides a guide for a research task. In groups, pupils research and summarise information about a war, such as the War of the Roses, the American Civil War, The Anschluss or The Crusades. There are a range of question prompts to guide pupils’ research and help them to organise their notes. Pupils can then present a summary of their research to the class or write an information sheet. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Remembrance Day Assembly - KS2

Remembrance Day Assembly - KS2

KS2 History - Remembrance Day Assembly A complete presentation for a primary assembly about Remembrance Sunday, with a sensitive script and accompanying images for a slide show.
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A Soldier's Life Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Information Sheets - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Information Sheets The six sheets in this resource explore the life of young soldiers in World War One. You can use these sheets to support your own knowledge or use as the basis for comprehension activities. There is a supported version with question prompts to help pupils summarise the information, as well as a version without questions for higher-ability students… Additionally, the first 3 pages are slightly shorter and describe simpler concepts, if you require further differentiation.
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A Soldier's Life Image Library - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Image Library - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Image Library This resource has a series of large images about life as a soldier during the war. These can be used to support classroom activities, for pupils to use in presentations or information sheets, or can be used as part of a class display about World War One.
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A Soldier's Life Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

A Soldier's Life Presentation Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - A Soldier’s Life Presentation Activity This activity sheet provides a step-by-step guide for a presentation activity about life as a soldier during World War One. In groups, pupils are given information and image(s), and are tasked with summarising the information and presenting it to the rest of the class. A template for making prompt cards is also included, so pupils can write down their key points. There are information texts and image packs available in Tes elements to support this activity. This is a great group task for pupils to practise teamwork whilst engaging with the topic on a deeper level.
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Examples of War Comprehension Activity - The World Wars KS2

Examples of War Comprehension Activity - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars - Examples of War Comprehension Activity This resource contains information sheets that detail three different wars: The French Revolution, The American Annexation of Hawaii and The Napoleonic Wars. Each information sheet has a set of comprehension questions to follow with suggested marks for each questions, covering retrieval of fact, summarising information, deduction and inference. This worksheet works well as an in-class comprehension activity to engage pupils with historical events, as well as an effective homework task.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - The World Wars KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - The World Wars KS2

KS2 History - The World Wars Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring World War One and World War Two with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book and Questions - Reading Level B - KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. Interactive Information Book - Reading Level B and Comprehension Questions This is an interactive comprehension book about Martin Luther King Jr. This text is pitched at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. A comprehension question is included on each page to assess pupils’ understanding of the topic. This is a great resource for whole-class or independent reading as a way to introduce the topic and spark discussion.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level C) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is pitched at reading level C, providing a more challenging text for advanced pupils. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Newspaper Template: Bus Boycott - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Newspaper Template and Starting Points This is a blank newspaper template based on the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This resource also comes with a sheet that provides three differentiated starting points for writing a newspaper article about the Bus Boycott. Each puts the pupil in the role of a reporter who has been tasked to write an article by their editor. The activities range from a simple article about the arrest and immediate call for a boycott to a retrospective review after the boycott ended. This is a great activity to develop pupils’ creative skills, as well as their ability to report on historical events.
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News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

News Article Planning Grid (with Rosa Parks Example) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. News Article Planning Grid This is a handy grid to help pupils plan out their own news report. Each section has prompts to guide them, as well as tips on language, tone and content. Pupils can use this grid to plan their newspaper article, or alternatively they could use it to form their own scripted news report, which could then be performed to the rest of the class. A completed version of the grid, about Rosa Parks, is included for assistance.
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Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet (Reading Level B) - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Martin Luther King Jr. - Comprehension Text and Question Worksheet This resource contains text exploring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. with colourful illustrations, supported by a series of comprehension questions. This text is aimed at reading level B, designed for pupils who are comfortable reading more text and complex sentences independently. This is a great resource for assessing pupils’ understanding of the topic.
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Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

Bus Boycott Information Sheet - Martin Luther King Jr. KS2

KS2 History - Bus Boycott Information Sheet This information sheet gives a step-by-step account of the events leading up to and during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. This information sheet gives pupils all they need to write an article, a persuasive text, a diary entry, or a story set in this historical context.
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