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Intrepid Explorers

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SKU H12CS40133
Key Stage 1 Britain after 1066 The Tudor Era History Year 1 Year 2
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Use this Famous Explorers KS1 History pack to introduce your class to two intrepid explorers (and a few more!) with this scheme of work for Year 1 and Year 2. Your class will meet Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong, investigating why they are remembered today, what they achieved and how they are similar to or different from each other. This scheme of work concludes with the children learning about some additional explorers and sharing what they have learnt.

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#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

This set of 7 lessons provides a fun and engaging way to help your children understand these two famous men and includes everything you need to deliver the lessons, including lesson plans, slides, worksheets, games and much more.

This scheme of work is also part of a Topic Bundle. Perfect if you are teaching 'Our World' as a cross-curricular topic.

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#Lesson1IntroducingColumbus

The first lesson in this series introduces your class to Christopher Columbus and explains what he was trying to achieve by sailing west from Europe. They will discover what life was like in the 15th century and how it differs to life today, as well as discovering interesting facts about Columbus.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture cards
  • Sentence cards
  • Differentiated information sheets
  • Differentiated fact sheets
#Lesson2In1492

This lesson investigates Columbus' famous voyage of 1492. Children will be reminded that Columbus was trying to find a quick way to get to Asia before discovering where he actually ended up! They will also think about what a sea journey might have been like in 1492 and compare this to sea travel today.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated sentence cards
  • Information sheet
#Lesson3ColumbusContribution

This lesson examines why Columbus' journey to the Americas was so significant and how this changed people's lives. They will also explore some of the objects he brought back to Europe, including pineapples, potatoes and turkeys, and meet some of the other explorers who sailed to America after Columbus. Children can then demonstrate all their Columbus knowledge in a fun board game!

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Columbus board game
  • True or false cards
#Lesson4IntroducingNeilArmstrong

After looking at pictures of both Columbus and Armstrong to identify differences, your children will find out how the exploration of the world changed after Columbus. They will also find out facts about the most famous astronaut in history, discover why he is remembered today and explore what the world was like in the 1960s.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact cards
  • Picture cards
#Lesson5MoonLanding

This lesson explores the Apollo 11 mission and man's first landing on the moon. Your class will be encouraged to think about how Armstrong and the other astronauts might have felt and discover what everyday items have been developed thanks to space exploration.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
#Lesson6ComparingExplorers

Now that your class know lots about both Armstrong and Columbus, they can use what they have found out to compare the lives and achievements of both explorers. They will think of as many comparisons as they can and sort information into Venn diagrams. There is also the opportunity for some role-play.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Worksheet
  • Differentiated sentence cards
  • Question cards
  • Fact cards
#Lesson7ExcitingExplorers

The final lesson in this series offers your children the chance to consolidate all they have learnt about a range of explorers. Your class will be introduced to the first person to reach the bottom of The Mariana Trench, the first woman to sail solo around the world, the first person to ski alone across the Antarctic landmass, and more. They will share their knowledge in a variety of ways and have the opportunity to think about where they would like to explore.

This downloadable lesson comes with a lesson plan, a slideshow presentation and printable teaching resources.

What's included:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Explorer Cards
  • Equipment List
  • Explorer Locations
  • End of Unit Quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • 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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