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Historical enquiry

A canal word mat
A useful word mat for a canals topic.  … read more
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A stroll around a medieval market
An historical enquiry activity based upon photographs of a r  … read more
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Canals - ten minutes, five sentences!
A writing prompt to help get children's ideas flowing about canals.  … read more
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Carrier bag detectives
Encourage your pupils to think like historians by looking for  … read more
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Changes in the landscape
An historical enquiry and human geography activity based on  … read more
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Children in the coalmines - chopped up
A listening activity about the children who worked in the north  … read more
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Children working underground – what can you see?
Children analyse a nineteenth-century image of children working  … read more
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Chronological Toys – historical research
Super resource which invites children to find out how popular  … read more
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Codewords activity - Somerset Coal Canal
A differentiated brainteaser based on keywords linked to the  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 1 – Ten minutes, five sentences
A history starter activity using a photograph of a disused canal  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 2 – Ten minutes, ten facts
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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Combe Hay locks 3 – Ten minutes, ten facts
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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Data handling – employment in the Somerset coalfields 1875-1950
A data handling exercise based on employment levels on the Somerset  … read more
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eBay - historical enquiry
A fun way to develop enquiry skills. Looking at lists of items  … read more
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Find the distance - Somerset Coal Canal
Children use a table to find the distances between locations  … read more
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Introduction to grid references - Somerset Coal Canal
A grid reference task based on a map provided by Somerset Coal  … read more
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Kings and Queens of England timeline
A visual timeline divided into period of history listing all  … read more
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Life on a canal barge
A great historical enquiry activity. Children answer questions  … read more
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On the canal – word mat
A useful word mat resource for descriptive writing. Children  … read more
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Somerset Coal Canal – a history cloze activity
A cloze activity based on the background of the Somerset Coal  … read more
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Spot the difference: life on a canal barge (Y1/Y2)
Children study an image of a canal barge cabin from 1944, and  … read more
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Ten minutes, ten facts - On a barge
A history starter activity encouraging children to make inferences  … read more
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The Somerset Coal Canal - Chopped up!
Three activities based on the creation of the Somerset Coal Canal  … read more
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Time-line cards
A colourful set of cards sequencing key historical events, including  … read more
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Timeline cards - the Olympic version!
These attractive timeline cards, showing Ancient and Modern Olympic  … read more
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What am I? – examining artefacts
Children are asked to consider photographs of Greek artefacts  … read more
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What food was rationed during WWII and why?
A scaffolding to support research into food rationing during  … read more
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William Smith- chopped up
A listening activity about William Smith, the father of English  … read more
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WWII evacuation billet cards
A set of scenario cards outlining the details of host families  … read more
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