Special People

Special People: lesson plans and schemes of work about significant and famous people throughout history.

We've created this collection of primary resources for Key Stages 1 and 2 to help teachers deliver exciting, challenging lessons all about the lives and achievements of significant men and women throughout history. Lessons include detailed planning, slides, differentiated activity ideas and a range of resources to support teaching and learning.

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  • Helen Keller

    Helen Keller

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Find out all about Helen Keller's early life and how it was profoundly affected by her loss of vision and hearing at a young age. Consider how she felt about this, and discover how she adapted and learned to communicate. Go on to learn about her achi... Read More

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  • Captain James Cook

    Captain James Cook

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Introduce your class to Captain James Cook as they go on a voyage of discovery to find out what he discovered and achieved during his lifetime, and why he is remembered today. This short series of three lessons is a great way to help your class u... Read More

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  • Beatrix Potter

    Beatrix Potter

    Year 1

    Year 2

    KS1

    Help your class find out about the woman behind some of the most famous children’s stories in the world with this ‘Beatrix Potter’ set of lessons for KS1. Your class will find out about her fascinating life, as well as how characters such as Pe... Read More

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  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    What qualities did the Wright brothers possess that made them such an effective team of inventors and entrepreneurs? As they learn about the extraordinary work of the brothers as they raced to build the world's first powered flying machine, children... Read More

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  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    With your class, find out about the amazing Amelia Earhart! Children will learn about her early life, her record-breaking achievements, and her ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the world, as well as the legacy she has left behind. Activities inclu... Read More

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  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Introduce your class to Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement in America with this one-off lesson for Year 3 and Year 4. Your class will ponder some strange new classroom rules before reading the story of Rosa Parks and considering why and how she... Read More

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  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong

    Year 3

    Year 4

    KS2

    Children will find out all about the famous astronaut, Neil Armstrong. They will research his early life and career, find out about the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon, and conduct their own investigation into the effects of gravity on the Earth and Mo... Read More

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  • Alfred Nobel

    Alfred Nobel

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    Discover the explosive history of Alfred Nobel: inventor of dynamite! As well describing the life and achievements of the Swedish inventor, business man and writer, the included slides include questions for children to consider throughout, including... Read More

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  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Year 5

    Year 6

    KS2

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."  – Martin Luther King Jr. Take a look at the civil rights movement in America, and the culmination of national protests at racial segregation: The march on Washing... Read More

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