The 20th Century Primary Resource
Take a whistle-stop tour of this super century!
This history primary resource explores 20thcentury Britain through a fun, colourful comic. Find out all about this fascinating time in history. Who ruled Britain during the 20thCentury? Which wars took place and when? What were the exciting new inventions of the 20thcentury?
With the help of Max the time-travelling mouse, pupils will learn about Britain’s significant figures, key events and monumental moments during the 20th century in this National Geographic Kids primary resource.
Download the resource at the bottom of this page, together with a stimulus sheet featuring ideas for study group tasks and classroom activities!
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This History primary resource assists with teaching the following History objectives from the National Curriculum:
- Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world.
- Gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.
National Curriculum Key Stage 1 History objective:
- Pupils should be taught: significant historical events, people and places in their own locality
- Pupils should be taught: the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.
National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History objective:
- Pupils should be taught a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
This History primary resource assists with teaching the following Social Studies Second level objective from the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence:
- I can discuss why people and events from a particular time in the past were important, placing them within a historical sequence
- I can compare and contrast a society in the past with my own and contribute to a discussion of the similarities and differences
The comic looked like the mouse was in the Titanic!