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Primary History Resources

Below are free primary History teaching resources for teachers in UK schools at KS1 and KS2 level to help you save time spent on lesson planning. Primary school History teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.

Key Stage 1

Pupils can learn about The Great Fire of London through an animated story game. It is ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard.

The BBC website has a section on Famous People like Henry VIII and Christopher Columbas. It is geared towards the KS1 history curriculum.

How Toys of Changed is an interactive look at the development of toys, with interactive worksheets.

Key Stage 2

7 to 9 year olds can learn about The Vikings through Flash animations and video clips of Viking longships.

The Tudor Britain site is an interactive guide to the era. There are usful teacher resources and a range of games for pupils.

Channel 4 History Essentials is for primary pupils and includes a range of pictures and worksheets.

We hope you find these free teaching resources for History teachers to be very useful for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 lesson planning.

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