Are you looking for ready-to-use primary History lesson plans? PlanBee is a hive of primary teaching resources to assist with primary History teaching in KS1 and KS2. All our resources can be purchased on their own as complete modules or as individual lesson plans to mix in with your existing History planning. The differentiated activities and helpful information sheets, picture cards, fact files and many other resources mean you will never have to hunt for History resources again, making Sundays spent searching for facts and figures a thing of the past!
Teaching essential skills of historical enquiry and ensuring learning is put into context, your class will develop their understanding of History at local, national and global scales through a variety of fun and engaging topics from the ancient civilisations of Greece and Rome to more modern events, people and changes, such as the Second World War or how toys have changed over time.
Journey back to the Victorian era with this KS2 'Victorians' scheme as your class discover what life would have been like for them if they had been born in the 19th century. These informative, detailed and inspiring lessons will soon have your class comparing their modern lifestyles to the lifestyles of both poor and rich Victorian children and gives them the chance to find out a wealth of information about…More Information
Take a journey through British history and discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages. Beginning with the Romans and travelling right through to the present day, your class will discover how changes in society create changes in the kind of crimes that are committed, as well as the ways in which they are punished. With lesson plans, informative slides, differentiated worksheets and…More Information
Meet Florence Nightingale, one of Britain's most famous historical figures, with this series of six 'Florence Nightingale' history lessons for Year 2. Find out about her remarkable life as you journey through lessons about her youth, her famous voyage to Scutari and the work she did there, as well as the work she did in her later years to improve nursing and hospital care. These KS1 'Florence Nightingal…More Information
Peek into the doors of the past as you and your class discover the history of homes. This KS1 'Homes in the Past' scheme of work investigates homes then and now by looking at the features of a variety of different types of homes and exploring a timeline of homes in Britain before taking a closer look at what houses were like in Victorian times. With lesson plans, informative slides, differentiated works…More Information
Take your class on a voyage of discovery as they travel back to ancient Greece to discover just how much of this fascinating civilisation is still alive in our society today. These ancient Greece lesson plans for KS2 study a range of contributions from the ancient Greeks, including categories such as language, architecture, the Olympic Games, and much more. With lesson plans, resources, differentiated w…More Information
The twentieth century was one of the most exciting and fast-moving centuries of all time with countless technological, social and political developments. These KS2 'Britain since 1948' lessons give your class a decade-by-decade look at the changes in Britain over this period, focusing on areas such as home life, work life, population, popular culture and technology. This series of resources provide ever…More Information
This series of seven fun-filled lessons will soon have your class excited about their History lessons! Travel back to Roman Britain as your class explore why Britain was invaded and settled by the Romans and what effects this had on the future of Britain. These KS2 Romans lessons are designed to teach your class everything they need to know about the rise of the Roman Empire in Britain, opposition from the …More Information
These seven Vikings lesson plans are a fun-filled, action-packed way to teach your class everything they need to know about the Viking invasions and subsequent settling of Britain. Teach your class why the Vikings were on the move from Scandinavia and how their navy technology was top-notch, as well as where and when the invasions of Britain took place and how the Anglo-Saxons felt about them. Not forgettin…More Information
Journey back to the 5th century as you and your class discover the fascinating world of the Anglo-Saxons with these KS2 History lessons for Year 3 and 4. Discover how and when the Anglo-Saxons invaded and settled Britain, how they lived when they got there, how they were converted to Christianity and much more. All this is explored in the context of the archaeological discovery of the burial ship discovered…More Information
Introduce your class to one of Britain's most famous scientists with this set of 6 'Isaac Newton' lesson plans for KS1. Your class will find out why Isaac Newton is famous today, what he discovered and invented, and how the work and findings of scientists today and in the seventeenth century are similar and different. They will also delve a little deeper into Isaac Newton's life and find out how his difficu…More Information