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History Primary Resources

Our primary resources for History are great for helping your pupils take a trip through time. Discover dinosaur fossils, analyse ancient civilisations or explore Ancient Egyptian artifacts with our curriculum-aligned resources.

Our History resources have been carefully divided into relevant sections that work to the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum and Scottish Curriculum for Excellence guidelines, making them easy to use in lesson plans.

Spanning significant historical events, as well as people and places of local and global significance, National Geographic Kids have it covered. We have resources to help your pupils take a leap into the lives of the Romans, Ancient Greeks and Anglo-Saxons, not to mention key world history resources for pupils to examine and evaluate.

POPULAR HISTORY RESOURCES

Queen Elizabeth II primary resource

Learn all about the life of the Queen in this fun comic strip

Nazca lines primary resource

Join us on a journey to South America to uncover the mysteries of these ancient drawings

The Victorian Era Primary Resource

Learn all about this period of amazing inventions and discoveries!
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King Henry VIII Comic: Primary Resource

Learn all about this famous British king in under a minute!

King Henry III Primary Resource

Take trip back in time to meet this important British monarch…

Martin Luther King JR. primary resource

Learn about Martin Luther King JR. and his role in the Civil Rights Movement

The Titanic primary resource

Learn all about this legendary ship and its tragic end…

Anglo Saxon Comic: Primary Resource

Set out on a fun-filled adventure back in time to Anglo-Saxon Britain!

Cleopatra Primary Resource

Learn about the life of the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt!

International Women’s Day Primary Resource

Learn all about this worldwide event and the struggle for women’s rights around the world…

ALL HISTORY RESOURCES

Ancient Egyptians primary resource

Discover some of the Ancient Egyptians’ greatest achievements

Meet the Vikings primary resource

Learn all about the legendary warriors and their way of life

Romans primary resource

Discover the secrets of the Roman Empire and life in Ancient Rome

Ancient Greeks primary resource

Learn about life under Ancient Greek rule in this fun comic strip

Anglo Saxons primary resource

Explore the secrets that artifacts reveal about the Anglo Saxons

First World War primary resource

Explore events from the First World War at home and abroad

Imperial China primary resource

Discover the symbols, architecture and beliefs inspired by the different dynasties of Imperial China

Greek Mythology Primary Resource

Learn about the gods, goddesses, monsters and heroes of Ancient Greece

The Tudors primary resource

Explore the influence of the monarchy during Tudor times, from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I

Second World War Primary resource

Discover how WWII changed society in Britain at the time

Mayan civilisation primary resource

Learn how the Maya excelled at architecture, agriculture, written language and mathematics

Lost city of Pompeii primary resource

Discover what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted

Ancient Egypt: Pyramids primary resource

Learn about the famous tombs and how they were designed (both inside and out)

Martin Luther King JR. primary resource

Learn about Martin Luther King JR. and his role in the Civil Rights Movement

Ancient Egyptian life primary resource

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

Guy Fawkes primary resource

Discover more about the failed Gunpowder Plot on the Houses of Parliament in 1605

Aztec civilization primary resource

Learn about how the Aztecs excelled at farming and agriculture, and what made them such good warriors

Stonehenge: Stone Age primary resource

Discover the secrets of Stonehenge and its Stone Age ceremonies

Neil Armstrong primary resource

Discover who Neil Armstrong was and how he became the first man to step foot on the Moon

War Horses: WWI primary resource

Discover more about how these animal heroes helped soldiers in World War I

Prehistoric Britain primary resource

Learn about life in Britain in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age

Vikings set sail: primary resource

Watch this video of a young Viking learning to build a ship

Queen Elizabeth II primary resource

Learn all about the life of the Queen in this fun comic strip

Viking primary resource: Old Norse Gods

Explore Norse mythology and Viking religious beliefs
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