Number one for English language teachers

History

Teach pupils about famous people and events in world history and discover more about pirates and pre-history in this selection of worksheets.

Inside History

  • Famous explorers

    In this lesson plan, students find out about the lives and amazing achievements of Captain James Cook (world famous explorer), Valentina Tereshkova (first woman in space) and Roald Amundsen (first explorer to reach the South Pole). Includes timeline labelling activity.

  • Columbus

    This is the perfect lesson plan to teach pupils about this famous explorer and his discovery of America.

  • Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about a living, female explorer – Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels. While learning about her life, pupils practise superlatives and the past tense of such verbs as invent, experience and discover.

  • Pirates I

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    In this lesson plan, pupils explore the history of piracy, from its advent 3,000 years ago to the 18th century.

  • Pirates II

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    This lesson plan has a fun code-breaking exercise and other classroom activities to teach pupils about famous pirates in history.

  • Prehistory

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    In this lesson plan, pupils learn about how prehistoric people lived and what they ate.

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