Below are free History teaching resources for teachers in UK schools to help you save time spent on lesson planning for Key Stages 1, 2, 3 and 4. Primary or secondary school History teachers may find these websites useful for developing their own lesson plans or for signposting their pupils to innovative online content.
Key Stage 1
The BBC website has a section on Famous People like Henry VIII and Christopher Columbas. It is geared towards the KS1 history curriculum.
Pupils can learn about The Great Fire of London through an animated story game. It is ideal for use on an interactive whiteboard.
How Toys of Changed is an interactive look at the development of toys, with interactive worksheets.
Key Stage 2
The Tudor Britain site is an interactive guide to the era. There are usful teacher resources and a range of games for pupils.
7 to 9 year olds can learn about The Vikings through Flash animations and video clips of Viking longships.
Channel 4 History Essentials is for primary pupils and includes a range of pictures and worksheets.
Key Stage 3
Kids can learn about Scottish History on the LTS Scotland website.
The Ancient Egypt site is for 7 to 13 year olds and has a range of info on historical figures, the architecture and artifacts.
Take a look at this digital recreation of Ancient Rome, ideal for making the city come alive.
Key Stage 4
The BBC World War One resource is a large collection of newspaper articles from the time of the war.
The government run Learning Curve site is a resource for Key Stage 1 through through to 5 and includes national archives in print, audio and film.
The British Museum Ancient Civilizations site has sections on religion, cities, writings, buildings and much more.
We hope you find these free teaching resources for History teachers to be very useful when lesson planning for Key Stage 1, 2, 3 or 4.