Secondary time detectives resources

Keeping your class engaged with new and interesting classroom resources is vital in helping them reach their potential. With Tes Resources you’ll never be short of teaching ideas. We have a range of tried and tested materials created by teachers for teachers, from early years through to A level.

Breathe new life into your lesson plans with our primary and secondary classroom resources. Whether you’re looking for fun maths worksheets or brand new guided reading activities, we have thousands of free and premium resources for you to download. From early years to primary, you’ll find phonics worksheets and numeracy games and all you need to revise for Sats. From secondary to post-16, we have everything from French lessons to algebra activities, as well as GCSE revision guides and more.

Popular subjects

More
Greek Mythology Wordsearch Starter Activity Myths and Legends Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Greek Mythology Wordsearch Starter Activity Myths and Legends Homework Cover Lesson Plenary

Wordsearch on the theme of 'Greek Mythology'. Powerpoint so can be used on the board or printed as a worksheet. Includes space for students to explain the keywords and suggested extension activities. Can take 10 minutes or an hour, depending on which activities the students complete. Ideal for the start of a lesson, a quick filler, a homework, part of a cover lesson or as a plenary on the board with a whiteboard pen. The idea behind these is to get students to become more literate and think independently about the words that could be used to describe the topic being taught. Often the students will pick up on things that you would not normally expect!

By mikedean

A Short History of the World, by H. G. Wells

A Short History of the World, by H. G. Wells

Imagine that you have stumbled upon an old, leather-bound book in the dusty corner of a library. You crack open the cover and discover a real piece of history: a well-loved text that has been forgotten for many years. It is both a history book, and a historical artifact. ‘A Short History of the World’ begins with a description of the very beginnings of life on our planet, and continues by describing pivotal moments and important people all the way up to the twentieth century. It includes information about various cultures, in addition to predictable topics such as ancient Greece, etc. It is written in many short chapters which contain plenty of intriguing ‘look-what-I-found-in-the-back-of-the-natural-history-museum’-type black-and-white photos. The history of the world is a big topic, easily overwhelming to any reader; here H. G. Wells (1866-1946) tells a story that is easy to understand, entertaining, and memorable. Use this book as an introduction to world history that offers a good look at the big picture. You will be exposed to ways of thinking and writing that are now called ‘old-fashioned’, but were the foundation upon which modern scientific and anthropological studies were built. The assignments that follow each chapter will help you to learn to think critically, to examine facts, to identify ‘concepts’ and ‘opinions’, and to do some research. You will read about history and hone your observational and philosophical skills as well. Learn about history by reading a piece of history! Contents - The complete original text ‘A Short History of the World’ by H.G. Wells - A reading comprehension sheet following each of the 68 chapters asking the student to identify within the chapter just read: a concept or opinion, a fact that is certain, a doubtful fact (which must be briefly researched), an important date and relevant event, and an outdated word or phrase - Appendix One containing larger version of each of the maps in the book - Appendix Two containing possible essay topics and extra assignments

By canadianwinter

Comprehensions Year 6

Comprehensions Year 6

Looking for something a little bit different to prepare your Yr 6's for next term in a new school? Well check this bundle out. Introduces various genres of writing, fantasy, Victorian, historical, myths and legend. All original writings by Teachercellar, published author and shortlisted candidate for Tes Author of the year award. Workbooks include the short story with comprehension questions, Spag questions and writing exercises. Also included are dictionary work, internet research and story review sheets. Get this bundle today at a resonable price.50% off.

By teachercellar

Comprehension KS2 Manfield Manor

Comprehension KS2 Manfield Manor

Another original short story written by me in a child friendly vocabulary set in 1895, Jayne, the young lady of the house is attending a ball in the manor and waiting patiently for a young suiter to appear. There are various characters in the story and this could be used as an introduction to a long novel, Shakespearian or Dickensian literature in preparation for Grammar/ Secondary school. There are pages to read and discuss so I have included apowerpoint presentation followed by comprehension questions, writing activities and drawing conclusions. There is dictionary work and internet research. The booklet can be printed out as separate pages but I would recommend it be printed out as a co

By teachercellar

Inventions of China

Inventions of China

This interesting resource presents the four Great Inventions of Ancient China, along with several other modern and ancient Chinese inventions that are still useful and popular nowadays. The resource contains photos and facts about the inventions for you to present to your students. This resource could be used as part of a topic on Ancient China, inventions or technology. You could show the resource to your class, use it in class discussion or to inspire a creative project.

By cassieborodenko

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 Powers www.PYPteachingtools.com

By susanpowers09

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 Powers www.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

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

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

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

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