• Photo of either one of these famous explorers: Captain James Cook, Valentina Tereshkova, Roald Amundsen

    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). 

  • Photo of prehistoric people.


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

  • Photo of explorer Silvia Alice Earle. If not found, photo of someone doing explorations underwater.

    Biography and facts about Silvia Alice Earle

    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.

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    Pirates II

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

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    Pirates I

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

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