Are you looking for ready-to-use primary history lesson plans?
Funded by Heritage Lottery, developed by a local primary school teacher and with teacher needs in mind, Hoghton Tower now offers a set of free primary teaching resources to assist with primary history and local history teaching in KS1 and KS2:
- ‘significant historical events, people and places in their own locality’ in KS1 (DfE)
- ‘a local history study in KS2’ (DfE)
- ‘a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality’
- ‘a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.’ (DfE)
The plans can be used on their own as complete modules or as individual lesson plans to mix in with your existing history planning. The differentiated activities and helpful lesson plans, slideshows, activity sheets and information sheets will help the children learn how to question the past and to see how it shaped the future.
These plans are designed to help with the delivery of local history lessons in KS1 and KS2 using Hoghton Tower as the ‘case study’, demonstrating how the locality has been influenced and shaped by the people that lived and worked there. Hoghton Tower spans many years and generations and has had a significant impact on the local community, starting from 1109 AD when the original tower was built. As such, it is a fantastic primary historical resource; children can question the building, rooms and artefacts within. In addition, the children can use the secondary resource of the Hoghton Tower guides to help deepen their knowledge and understanding of the past.
Coupled with the lesson plans, our guides will happily come in to engage pupils in a variety of ways depending on your requirement whether this be an delivering an assembly or participating in a drama e.g. ‘hot seating’ or role plays (booking in advance required).
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