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KS1 and KS2 History Resources

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Level up the wider curriculum

History is more than learning about the past. It challenges children to think critically and ask questions. It teaches them about change. It inspires curiosity. Discovery Education Espresso provides KS1 and KS2 teachers with all the lessons and resources they might need to teach a vast range of topics across the History curriculum. From activities and printable resources to assemblies, poems and videos, exploring the past has never been so exciting!

Pre-made lessons for KS1 and KS2

From Bonfire Night to the Romans and Ancient Greeks, Discovery Education Espresso covers a vast range of KS1 and KS2 history topics. If you’re in need of some inspiration or are simply planning ahead, our ready-to-use, fully-resourced lessons have got you covered.

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Everything you need... in one place

Gone are the days of trawling the internet for relevant resources and activities. With videos, quizzes, activity sheets, image galleries and more, you have everything you could possibly need to teach a successful history unit!

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Comprehensive teacher guides

We want teachers to feel supported and confident With a ‘Teacher area’ for every topic, teachers feel supported teaching any area of history, old or new, with a topic overview, curriculum objectives and cross-curricular links. Planning has never been easier!

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Immersive History lessons

Make lessons even more immersive with our guides of Sandbox AR – a completely free programme for you to download and explore with your class. Children won’t believe their eyes as they construct a Viking longboat or walk amongst Ancient Egyptian artefacts without ever leaving the classroom!

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Suzanne Haigh, Headteacher Kensington Wade School - West London

‘The videos, texts and interactives can be applied to lots of different subjects and teachers can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. Whether they’re teaching Science, Maths, English or Humanities, they can find relevant content to bring lessons to life.’

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