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Communication Then and Now

£12.00
SKU H2CS40100
Key Stage 1 Britain after 1066 History Year 2

Take a whistlestop tour across the ages from hieroglyphics to the world wide web as your class explore the history of communication. They will find out how people got in touch with each other before telephones and emails, as well as finding out about the people behind some important inventions in communication, including William Caxton, Samuel Morse, Alexander Graham Bell and Tim Berners-Lee.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

These fascinating lessons contain detailed lesson plans, engaging slides, differentiated activity ideas, worksheets, picture cards and much more, giving you everything you need to deliver exciting and informative History lessons to your KS1 class!

#Lesson1EarlyWriting

The first lesson in this series encourages your class to think about all the ways they can get in touch with someone today, before considering the ways in which people have communicated in the past. Going back to prehistoric cave paintings and then looking at early writing systems (specifically ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics) your class will think about what life was like before reading and writing was commonplace. They can even have a go at creating their own writing system!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated word cards
  • Hieroglyphics alphabet sheet
  • Ancient Egypt frames
  • Picture cards
#Lesson2ThePrintingPress

This lesson takes a look at the history of books as your class finds out how they were produced before and after the printing press. They will be introduced to William Caxton and find out how and when he brought the printing press to England, and the impact this had on people. Children can then use information they have found out to answer questions or have a go at being typesetters!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Fact sheet
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated challenge sheets
  • Typeset letters
#Lesson3SendingaTelegram

Moving into the nineteenth century, this lesson looks at how the invention of telegraphs changed the way people were able to communicate with each other. It also explores the code system created by Samuel Morse and gives children the chance to translate some simple Morse code messages.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Morse code alphabet video
  • Morse code alphabet sheet
  • Morse code word cards
  • Role-play cards
#Lesson4TheTelephone

This fun lesson looks at the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell and his assistant Mr Watson. It explores what people first thought of telephones and investigates how the use of telephones spread. There is also the chance to create their own phones!

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Diary entry sheet
  • Question cards
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Help sheet
#Lesson5TheWorldWideWeb

This lesson looks at one of the most significant inventions in the history of communication - the world wide web. Your class will be introduced to Tim Berners-Lee and find out what the difference between the internet and the web is. They can then use a website to find out information or upload information to a website for themselves.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson6ComparingCaxtonandBernersLee

This lesson looks at two important figures in the history of communication and compares their lives and achievements. From Caxton in the fifteenth century to Berners-Lee in the twentieth century, your class will consider ways in which their lives were similar and different, and how the lives of people in these two time periods differed.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated speech bubble cards
  • Question cards
#Lesson7ASummary

The final lesson in this series gives your class the chance to consolidate what they have learnt about the history of communication. They will look back at everything they have found out from cave paintings to the world wide web, and put key events in chronological order. They will also consider which inventions they think are most significant and why.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated timeline cards
  • Information book sheets
  • End of unit quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS1 - changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life
  • KS1 - the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in different periods
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