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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

Neil Armstrong primary resource

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

Ancient Egyptians primary resource

Discover some of the Ancient Egyptians’ greatest achievements
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Ancient Egyptian life primary resource

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians
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Aztec civilization primary resource

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

Lost city of Pompeii primary resource

Discover what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted

Inca art primary resource

Practise designing Inca-style carvings inspired by the Ancient Inca Empire of South America

Meet the Normans primary resource

Learn about the Norman conquest of England

Imperial China primary resource

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

Queen Elizabeth II primary resource

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

The Tudors primary resource

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

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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

The Tudors primary resource

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

Queen Elizabeth II primary resource

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

Mayan civilisation primary resource

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

Vikings set sail: primary resource

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

Imperial China primary resource

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

Stonehenge: Stone Age primary resource

Discover the secrets of Stonehenge and its Stone Age ceremonies

Prehistoric Britain primary resource

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

Martin Luther King JR. primary resource

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

Neil Armstrong primary resource

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

Viking primary resource: Old Norse Gods

Explore Norse mythology and Viking religious beliefs

Ancient Egyptian life primary resource

Discover the customs and beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians

The Acropolis primary resource

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

Lost city of Pompeii primary resource

Discover what happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted

Viking primary resource: Sail and conquer

Learn about Viking voyages and the design of longships

St George’s Day: primary resource

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

Aztec civilization primary resource

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

Inca art primary resource

Practise designing Inca-style carvings inspired by the Ancient Inca Empire of South America

Meet the Normans primary resource

Learn about the Norman conquest of England

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