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Medicine and Disease

£14.50
SKU H56CS41000
Key Stage 2 Britain after 1066 World Health Day History Year 5 Year 6

Travel through time in this KS2 scheme of work discovering how medicine has changed from the days of prehistoric civilisations and witch doctors, to the NHS and modern medical discoveries. Would you have liked to be treated by an Egyptian doctor or would you prefer to have fallen ill during the Tudor period?

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

Each of these seven lessons explores the features and changes in medicine and disease from prehistoric times to the modern era, investigating why changes occurred, what effect this had on the people of the time and how discoveries changed the way we approach the treatment of illnesses. With lesson plans, slideshow presentations, differentiated activity ideas and lots of printable resources, these KS2 Medicine and Diseases lesson include everything you need to teach your class about this interesting theme in British history.

#Lesson1PrehistoricandAncientEgyptianCivilisations

Begin a journey through medical history with the prehistoric civilisations. Explore how historians have hypothesised and investigated this period of time using primary and secondary sources, learning about these people’s beliefs about disease and how some of these ideas were passed on to the Ancient Egyptian medical practices. Can the children compare the two cultures and how they treated their sick?

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Statement cards
  • Source cards
  • Ailment cards
#Lesson2AncientGreeksandRomans

Take the next step along the timeline to explore how the Ancient Greek and Roman civilisations influenced medicine and how people thought about the human body and disease. Discover the advancements made by Greek physicians such as Hippocrates and Galen and how they influenced medicine for thousands of years. Reflect on the Roman public health systems and how they helped keep their citizens fit and healthy.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Challenge Cards
#Lesson3TheBlackPlague

The children take a trip back in time through role play and questioning to discover what life was like during the Medieval period. Discover the epidemic of the Black Plague and how it was believed to have spread across the country and the different ways people attempted to cure themselves of this fatal disease.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheet
  • Role play script
  • Challenge card
#Lesson4Tudors

Turn the children in your class into archeologists as they start the lesson enquiring about an artefact they have discovered. They create their own hypotheses about the artefact and then discover if their ideas were correct. They then explore the weird and wonderful world of Tudor folk cures and the ailments they were supposed to treat.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Enquiry sheet
  • Role play script
  • Speech bubbles
  • Folk cure cards
  • Plague mask template
#Lesson5Victorians

Investigate and explore some of the key turning points for medicine and medical treatments from the 19th century. Have your class look into and research the lives and discoveries of some of the important Victorian figures such as Florence Nightingale and Joseph Lister. Challenge your class to reflect on the discoveries to decide which they think was the most important change, idea or invention during the Victorian period.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Fact sheets
#Lesson620thand21stCenturyMedicine

What is the NHS and why was it started? Discover the world of modern medicine and how it came to be. Learn about how modern medicine has been influenced by the past and what discoveries have been made in the past 100 years which have progressed our medical understanding even further.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question sheet
#Lesson7AnOverview

Consolidate your class’s knowledge and understanding of medicine throughout the ages in this lesson which focuses on recapping what they have learnt about prehistoric civilisations through to today’s medicine. The children have the opportunity to show off all that they have learnt throughout this scheme of work and use this knowledge to create a piece of work which shows their favourite facts from each periods and records the journey of medicine throughout history.

 

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Mind map sheets
  • Statement cards
  • Booklet instructions
  • End of unit quiz
  • Challenge cards
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
  • KS2 - the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China
  • KS2 - Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world
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