KS 2 / Upper Elementary

HISTORY for 7 to 11 year olds: EXPLORE from AZTECS to PANDEMICS; HIDDEN TREASURE to ANCIENT EGYPT; from STONE AGE to BRONZE age. Lesson packs: saving preparation time and providing good content, presentation and application activities.

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

THE VIKINGS AND ANGLO SAXONS STRUGGLE FOR ENGLAND

THE CHANGING POWERS OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY

CHRISTENDOM DURING THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE CRUSADES

THE NORMAN CONQUEST OF ENGLAND

THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS

Suitable for 8 to 10 year old students, this unit takes a comprehensive look at the people of ancient Egypt, their lifestyle, customs and religion.

Topics are covered using power point presentations and consolidated with worksheet activities:

Egypt and the Nile
Water, Food, People, Wealth and Power

The Rosetta Stone
Writing and Hieroglyphics
Pyramids and the Sphinx
Kingdom Periods
Some great pharaohs of the New Kingdom
The Ancient Egyptian Gods
Ancient Egyptian belief in the afterlife
The Valley of the Kings
Tutankhamun
Farming alone the Nile
Inventions of Ancient Egypt
Important symbols of Ancient Egyp
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LEISURE AND ENTERTAINMENT IN THE 20th CENTURY

THE ROMANS AND THEIR IMPACT ON BRITAIN

THE HOLOCAUST

TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY – PEARL HARBOR

TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY – THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

THE FESTIVE SEASON

THE EARLY ISLAM CIVILISATION

This unit is a study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history: Early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900.

Lessons include:
The beginning of the Islamic civilization
Important aspects of Islam
Timeline of the early Islamic civilization
The rise and fall of Baghdad
Daily life in Baghdad
Centre of learning
Early Islam civilization – Trade
Early Islamic Art
The important cities in the Islamic civilization
Legacy of the Islam civilization

THE KINGDOM OF BENIN

This unit presents a society that provides contrasts and intersection with European history:

Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300

Ten power points with corresponding worksheets provide opportunities to reflect on historical information and give informed responses. There is consistent emphasis on historical resources.

Topics:
Oral tradition of the Kingdom of Benin
Timeline of the Benin civilization
Establishment of the Edo Kingdom
Edo kings
Edo City (Benin City)
The Edo gods
The religious practices
The Edo (Benin) arts and crafts
Farming activities and Trade
The demise of the Benin Kingdom

This Teaching Pack contains fifteen PowerPoint presentations, fifteen sets of notes for learners with worksheets.

Topics include:

How transport developed -timeline
Domesticating animals for transport
Carts, wagons and coaches
The bicycle
The steam engine and trains
The motor car
Popular ways of transport today
Environmental damage of exhaust fumes
Rafts, canoes and reed boats
First sailing ships
Steamships
Modern forms of water transport
Balloons and Airships
The Wright Brothers
Modern forms of Air Travel and Transportation

THE INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION

Explore this ancient civilization with your students. Use the ten power point presentations to provide information and visual context. Ten worksheets form part of this pack for students to interact with the information and notes.

The Maya Civilization
Maya City States +- 600AD
Society
Religion
Warfare
Agriculture and Trade
Writing And Literacy
Mathematics, Astronomy and The Calendar
Maya Art
Maya Architecture

THE MAYA TEN LESSONS

THE SUMER

An interesting history of the Sumerian Civilization. Each lesson looks at a different aspect and consists of a power point presentation and worksheets. Aspects covered are:

The Sumerian civilization
Sumerian City States
Society and family life
Language and writing
Religion
Agriculture and trade
Art and architecture
Science and Mathematics
Sumerian defence and army
Legacy of the Sumerians

THE SHANG DYNASTY

Explore this ancient dynasty. Learn about the history, rise and fall of the most significant of the Chinese Dynasties and its importance for Chinese culture and development.

Timeline of the dynasties of ancient China
Yin Xu archaeological site
The beginning of the Shang Dynasty
Society during the Shang Dynasty
Religion during the Shang dynasty

Governance during the Shang dynasty
Farming during the Shang dynasty
Shang buildings and architecture
The legacy of the Shang dynasty
The fall of the Shang dynasty

MONEY, TRADING and BUSINESS

Money, trading and business

This unit includes historical and current information about money, trading and business. The concepts and presented through slides for each topic. Each topic also has lesson notes for students and activities for learning.

Fourteen lessons consisting of the following topics:

Why people trade
Bartering in the Ancient World
Money, trading and business words.
What is money?
The history of money
Things that we should all know about money.
Responsibility – looking after our money Budgets
Banks and banking
International Currencies
Going into business – A Business Plan
Different Types of Business.
Shares, Stocks and Bonds
Interest and Dividends

TEN PART AZTEC SERIES

includes PowerPoint presentations, worksheets and homework for each title.

Introduction to the Aztecs
The rise of the Aztecs
The Aztec Feudal System
The Aztec Gods
Aztec Religious Practices     
Aztec Farming and Trade
Aztec Family Life
Aztec Writing and Number
Aztec Military and Wars
Aztecs and the Conquistadors

The Evolution of the Western Civilisation

These lessons briefly discuss how the Western Civilization evolved over a period in time. They touch on each time period without going into detail, so as to give the students an overview of the periods and how they follow each other.

There are nine PowerPoint presentations and nine corresponding worksheets with notes and activities.

Very useful as you can follow the presentation, pausing at activities the students need to do on their worksheets. This topic/theme is suitable for 8 to 11 year olds.

The Evolution of the Western Civilization
Treasure Finds

Some Interesting Treasure Finds since 2012 is an interesting and engaging look at finding treasure in recent times. There is one true account for each year from 2012 to 2020. Each story is followed by activities such as comprehensions, a dialogue, group discussions and opportunities to share ideas and opinions.

PANDEMICS

PANDEMIC – COVID

This topic/theme, for 8 to 11 year olds, explores the question, “Was 2020 the worst year ever?”

“No!” say twenty-eight historians who were surveyed by CBT Therapy and the app, Bloom. The year 2020 is, according to them, 6th on the list. Let’s look at the other five devastating events that are considered even worse than Covid.

Discuss how COVID has affected students lives and explore the top five events. Complete the worksheets.
  • 1347 The Black Death
  • 1944 The Holocaust
  • 1816 World without Summer
  • 1644 Ming Dynasty Collapse
  • 410 AD The Sacking of Rome