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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

Guy Fawkes primary resource

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

Second World War Primary resource

Discover how WWII changed society in Britain at the time
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War Horses: WWI primary resource

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

Explore events from the First World War at home and abroad

First World War Comic

Learn about the war effort at home and abroad and how it changed British society

Ada Lovelace primary resource

Discover interesting facts about the ‘computer programmer’ this Ada Lovelace Day

Ancient Egypt: Pyramids primary resource

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

Ancient Egyptians primary resource

Discover some of the Ancient Egyptians’ greatest achievements

Neil Armstrong primary resource

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

Ancient Egyptian life primary resource

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

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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

Imperial China primary resource

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

The Tudors primary resource

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

First World War primary resource

Explore events from the First World War at home and abroad

Vikings set sail: primary resource

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

Mayan civilisation primary resource

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

Ancient Egyptian life primary resource

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

Queen Elizabeth II primary resource

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

Lost city of Pompeii primary resource

Discover what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted

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

Prehistoric Britain primary resource

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

The Acropolis primary resource

Learn about the features of the Ancient Greek Acropolis and how it was used

Martin Luther King JR. primary resource

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

Aztec civilization primary resource

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

Viking primary resource: Old Norse Gods

Explore Norse mythology and Viking religious beliefs

Ancient Egypt: Pyramids primary resource

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

Viking primary resource: Sail and conquer

Learn about Viking voyages and the design of longships

Magna Carta primary resource

How and why were human rights originally protected?

St George’s Day: primary resource

Discover the truth behind the legend of Saint George this St George’s Day

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