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Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa lived in Egypt where Richard worked at a British School. Now they live in Scotland and are researching UK history.

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Primary Topic Shop is a team of two people. Richard is a primary teacher and Christa is a graphic designer and photojournalist. Between them, they have the unique ability to create original material for their units. It doesn't hurt they are both very interested in the subject matter! In fact, Richard and Christa lived in Egypt where Richard worked at a British School. Now they live in Scotland and are researching UK history.
Ancient Greece - Greek Gods and Goddesses
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Ancient Greece - Greek Gods and Goddesses

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Teach your students about fifteen of the main Greek gods and goddesses with illustrated listings, each with an original illustration, the Roman names, role, symbol, a myth and a combination of other fun facts. The introduction features interesting facts about the ancient Greek religion including sacrifices, temples, festivals and Mount Olympus. This PDF includes information handouts, a fact file activity, a printable memory card game, match the Roman and Greek god activity, and differentiated reading response worksheets. Pages: 19 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 6 Information Handouts Fact File activity Printable Memory Card Game Match the Roman and Greek God Activity Reading Response / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Worksheets)
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The Egypt Today lesson covers facts about Egypt today including geography, size, population, currency, capital city, language and landforms. The lesson gives context to the Ancient Egypt unit, showing how the country has changed over more than 4000 years. The map activity is a fun way for students to understand where Egypt is in relation to other North African countries and the Mediterranean Sea using a globe or an atlas as a reference. Pages: 6 (including two answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Multiple Choice Map Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Romans - Roman Gods and Goddesses
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Ancient Romans - Roman Gods and Goddesses

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This PDF includes information about the ancient Roman religion including sacrifices, temples, festivals, shrines and the Greek influence on Roman gods. There are information handouts, a fact file activity, a printable memory card game, match the Roman and Greek god activity, and differentiated reading response worksheets. In addition there are illustrated listings of 15 Roman gods and goddesses. Pages: 20 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents 6 Information Pages Fact File activity Printable Memory Card Game Match the God Activity Comprehension Questions / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Worksheets) 3 Answer Sheets All photos, text and illustrations are by the Primary Topic Shop.
Viking Jewellery
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Viking Jewellery

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The Viking Jewellery lesson describes covers types of jewellery, their purposes, materials used, hacksilver and hoards. It includes a reading response activity and a jewellery-making activity. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6. Pages: 4 Contents: Information Page Reading Response Jewellery-making Activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author unless otherwise credited. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Romans - Roman Writing
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Ancient Romans - Roman Writing

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Teach your students about the Latin alphabet and ancient Roman writing with reading, worksheets and a fun activity. The PDF resource includes information about Roman writing including the Latin language and alphabet, old italic, classical Latin and modern Latin alphabets, Roman Cursive. There is also a key of the Roman cursive alphabet and a visual timeline showing the evolution of the Latin alphabet. Multiple choice questions test reading comprehension and students get to try out reading and writing Roman cursive with a variety of fun activities. Suitable for KS2. Pages: 13 (including 4 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Timeline 1 Discussion Page 1 Decipher the Sentence Activity 1 Writing Fun Activity 1 Secret Message Activity 1 Multiple Choice 1 Matching Activity 4 Answer Sheets
Ancient Roman Legends and Myths
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Ancient Roman Legends and Myths

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In this lesson, students learn about ancient Roman myths. The PDF includes information handouts about myths including the myth of Romulus and Remus, Echo and Narcissus and Juno and the First Frogs, with differentiated reading response questions. The activities include making a comic strip, antonyms and synonyms, and remaking the myth. 27 Pages (including 6 answer sheets) Contents: 5 Information and Reading Handouts Differentiated Reading Response (2 Comprehension Questions / 2 Multiple Choice / 1 True or False) Making a Comic Activity 4 Comic Template Cut-out Pages Remake the Myth Activity Answer Sheets
Viking Age Timeline
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Viking Age Timeline

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The Viking Age Timeline lesson has a brief description of major events in the Viking age, a worksheet and an activity. Pages: 5 (including 2 answer sheets) Contents: Information Page Which Was First Questions Complete the Timeline Activity All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Roman Mythology Bundle
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Ancient Roman Mythology Bundle

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Teach your students about Roman Mythology with these three PDFs about legends and myths, Romulus and Remus & gods and goddesses. The resources include information handouts, a vocabulary exercise, differentiated reading response questions, a comic strip activity,a fact file activity, a matching activity and a printable card game. In the gods and goddesses resource, fifteen of the main Roman gods are explored in listings, each with an original illustration, the Greek names, role, symbol, a myth and a combination of other fun facts. 48 Pages (including 6 answer sheets) Contents: Reading Handout Information Handouts Antonym or Synonym Worksheet Differentiated Reading Responses (Comprehension Questions / Multiple Choices / True or False) Fact File activity Printable Memory Card Game Match the Roman and Greek God Activity Making a Comic Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Romans - People of Ancient Rome
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Ancient Romans - People of Ancient Rome

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This printable PDF covers Ancient Roman social classes and family structures. Several worksheets are included as well as a class play activity. Pages: 13 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 3 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Multiple Choice Social Class Pyramid Who Am I? Write A Class Play Answer Sheets Terms of Use
Viking Weapons
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Viking Weapons

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This lesson describes types of viking weapons and armour. It includes a design-your-own-shield activity and a reading response worksheet. Includes a bonus differentiated maths activity (fractions) and maths puzzles. Aimed at KS2 Y4-6 Pages: 13 (including answer sheets) Contents: Information Pages Design Your Own Shield Activity Reading Response Maths Fractions Activities (differentiated) Maths Puzzles (differentiated) Answer Sheets All photos, illustrations and text are original by the author. This is part of a complete unit on Vikings.
Ancient Romans - Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius
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Ancient Romans - Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius

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Teach your students about the ancient Roman city of Pompeii with reading, worksheets and a fun activity. The PDF resource includes facts about Mount Vesuvius, the story of Pompeii, discoveries from the excavation including the city, trade, food, religion, writing and people. There is a vocabulary page with definitions. Worksheet include find the synonym, multiple choice, comprehension questions. In the newspaper article activity, students write a newspaper article about the eruption using interviews with Pliny the Younger and the ghost of Pliny the Elder. The interview notes are based on real accounts of the eruption. This activity is differentiated with four different task cards and several newspaper template options and can be done in groups or individually. Suitable for KS2 Contents: 4 Information Handouts 1 Vocabulary Handout 1 Find the Synonym Activity 2 Pages of Differentiated Reading Response (Comprehension Questions & Multiple Choice) Newspaper Article Activity with task cards, templates and example 3 Answer Sheets
Ancient Egypt - Farming
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Ancient Egypt - Farming

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The Farming lesson covers Ancient Egyptian crops, animals, tools, water, harvest and farming seasons. It includes a fill in the blanks activity. Pages: 6 (including 2 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Fill In The Blanks Activity 1 Unscramble Activity 1 Fact File Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Greece - Philosophers
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Ancient Greece - Philosophers

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Ancient Greek philosophers introduced a new way of thinking to the ancient world. Instead of explaining the world through mythology, philosophy was about exploring ideas using logic and reason, inspiring a new way of thinking about big questions. This resource explores the ancient Greek philosophers, from the Presocratics including Thales, Democritus and Pythagoras to the classic philosophers Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. The worksheets are geared towards comprehension, and the activities encourage creative thinking, debate and exploring wellness issues like happiness and friendship. Pages: 18 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 5 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Multiple Choice Questions Write a Dialogue Activity Golden Mean Activity (Differentiated) Discussion Activity Philosophical Debate Activity Answer Sheets
Ancient Greece - Mythological Beasts
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Ancient Greece - Mythological Beasts

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In this lesson, students learn about Greek mythological creatures. Twelve of the main Greek beasts, creatures and monsters are explored in listings, Centaur, Cerberus, Chimera, Cyclops, Harpy, Hydra, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Phoenix, Satyr and Siren. Each listing features an original illustration, facts and a short myth. The introduction includes interesting facts about ancient Greek mythological beasts including heroes, natural phenomena, animal attributes and powers. There is also a page exploring three constellations named after mythological beasts. Activities include differentiated reading response, create a monster activity, match the beast activity, constellation task cards and a printable memory card game. Pages: 38 (including 7 answer sheets) Contents: 12 Illustrated Listings Research a Beast Activity Constellation Page Constellation Task Cards Star Charts Create a Monster Activity Match the Beast Activity Printable Memory Card Game Questions / Multiple Choice / True or False (Differentiated Reading Response) Questions or comments? Contact me at admin@primarytopicshop.co.uk All text and illustrations are by Christa Galloway, Primary Topic Shop.
Ancient Greece - Athenian Democracy
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Ancient Greece - Athenian Democracy

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The democracy we know today has its roots in the democracy that began 2,000 years ago in ancient Greece. Teach your students about the history of democracy in Greece, the three main institutions of ancient Greek democracy, and the difference between direct and representative democracy. This PDF has illustrated information handouts, worksheets and activities. Pages: 10 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Comprehension Questions Multiple Choice Questions Direct vs Representative Democracy Activity Discussion Ideas Assembly Activity Answer Sheets
Aztecs
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Aztecs

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This bundle explores the fascinating world of the Aztecs; who they were, what they believed, the culture, technology and society of Tenochtitlan, and the Spanish conquest. Total Pages: 50 Contents 11 Information Pages 8 Worksheets 12 Activities
Ancient Romans - The Roman Army
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Ancient Romans - The Roman Army

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This lesson covers Roman battle tactics, recruitment, training, daily life, weapons, organization, legionaries and auxiliaries. There is a differentiated reading response including Comprehension Questions, Multiple Choice and True or False. In the activity, students write a Pros and Cons for joining the Roman army as an auxiliary soldier. Suitable for Year 3-6. Pages: 11 (including 3 answer sheets) PLUS a black and white version Contents: 4 Information Pages 1 Pros and Cons Activity 3 Pages of Differentiated Reading Response (Comprehension Questions, Multiple Choice and True or False) 3 Answer Sheets (Plus the same again in black and white)
Who were the Ancient Greeks?
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Who were the Ancient Greeks?

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This resource introduces the Ancient Greek topic with brief reading passages about city-states, religion, language, the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic time periods and the legacy of Ancient Greece. Pages: 4 (including 1 answer sheet) Contents: 2 Information Handouts Cryptic Crossword This resource is a free introduction to our Ancient Greece bundle. Please take a moment to view our terms of use.
Ancient Egypt -  Papyrus
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Ancient Egypt - Papyrus

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This free lesson covers the papyrus plant, uses of papyrus, papyrus paper, and making papyrus paper. There is a reading response activity and a making papyrus activity. This lesson is being offered free for as a sample of the Ancient Egypt bundle, but it can be used alone as a lesson. If you like this free resource, please take a look at the rest of the Ancient Egypt bundle. Thanks! Pages: 5 (including answer sheet) Contents: 2 Information Handouts 1 Reading Response Worksheet 1 Making Papyrus Activity Answer Sheet All photos, illustrations and text by Christa Galloway.
Who Were The Aztecs?
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Who Were The Aztecs?

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This free resource is a great introduction to the Aztecs. The reading pages cover who the Aztecs were, where they were, the time period of the Aztec Empire, population, language, what they ate and includes a map of the empire. For reading comprehension, there is a true or false activity and a differentiated cryptic wordsearch with a fill in the blanks activity. If you find this resource useful, please check out our other Aztec resources! Pages: 8 (including 3 answer sheets) Contents: 2 Information Handouts True or False Worksheet Cryptic Wordsearch with a Fill In The Blank Activity 3 Answer Sheets Terms of Use