History for Kids
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This history article, ‘A Grimm Tale’ features the brothers Grimm, who shared with the world what would become some of the most beloved fairytales in history. It provides factual information about these brothers and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Against All Odds’ features some amazing and unbelievable events in sporting history. It provides factual information and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and historical awareness.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘The Gory Story: It’s Obscene to be Clean’ explains how practising personal hygiene was not always seen as a good thing. It provides factual information about how ideas surrounding personal hygiene have changed throughout history and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness in a fun and engaging manner.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Harriet Tubman’ encourages students to understand similarities and differences within and among literary works from various genres and cultures. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘A Different Kind of Boat’, features a whimsical poem about an unusual sailing voyage in a pea-green concrete boat. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the poem and includes questions about detail, vocabulary, and making a judgment. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This text, ‘A Different Point of View’ gives a brief history of the life and work of the American artist Georgia O’Keefe. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Writing Prompt
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This writing prompt, ‘A Dream Meeting’ helps students to write about one person, alive or deceased, who they would like to meet and to explain why. It encourages students to think about someone they admire and is aimed at broadening students’ writing and language skills.

Writing Task
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This writing task worksheet ‘A Famous Visitor’ helps students to practise creative writing. It is aimed at encouraging students to plan their writing and ask themselves questions about the story’s characters, setting, beginning, middle and end in order to write the best possible composition. It includes space for students to plan their writing and a …More

Editing Task
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This Editing Task worksheet, ‘A Football Injury’, features a rough draft of a narrative text about a girl whose knee is hurt during a football game. It encourages students to identify spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure errors in the text and then to write out a correct version. The purpose of this task is …More

Kids News Activity
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This kids news activity, ‘A Giant Panda Makes His Mark On Baseball’ is about how champion baseball player Pablo Sandoval got his nickname.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Guide and a Princess’, features two biographical texts about the courageous Native American women Sacagawea and Sarah Winnemucca. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about making an inference, making a judgment, detail, drawing a conclusion, reasoning, predicting outcome, and comparison/contrast.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A Life for the Birds’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the famous American artist John James Audubon. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and details and to draw conclusions.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘A Perilous Voyage’, features a biographical text about Francis Chichester’s round-the-world sailing expedition in Gipsy Moth IV. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about validity, making a judgment, vocabulary, drawing a conclusion, detail, cause and effect, making an inference, and sequence. …More

Reading Comprehension
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In this article, ‘A Poet’s Life’, readers learn about the life and inspirations of the Black American poet, Langston Hughes. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Predicting Text
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This predicting text worksheet ‘A Presidential Odyssey’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically at …More

Writing Task
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This Writing Task worksheet, ‘A Star Myth’, features instructions for students to invent a myth about a group of stars. It encourages students to plan their writing and to check it for errors. Prompts suggest that the story could describe the origin and the current influence of the star group, and could feature people or …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘A Tale of Ned’s Head’ features Ned Kelly, a famous Australian criminal bushranger, and the theories surrounding the disappearance of his head after he was hanged in 1880. It provides factual information about the life of Ned Kelly, as well as a fun online game. It has a glossary of unfamiliar words …More

Famous British People
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This history timeline, ‘Admiral Nelson’ features important dates and factual background information about Admiral Horatio Nelson, one of the best naval commanders in British history. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about the United Kingdom and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of British …More

Canadian History
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This history timeline, ‘Agnes Macphail’, features important dates and factual background information about the famous member of parliament and human rights activist Agnes Macphail. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical knowledge about Canada and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Canadian history.

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘Apartheid in South Africa’ features important dates and factual background information about this racist system, the struggle against it and its eventual end. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of South …More

Canadian History
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This history timeline, ‘Bell’s Invention of the Telephone’, features important dates and factual background information about the life of Alexander Graham Bell and the invention of the telephone. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical knowledge about Canada and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Canadian history.

Famous British People
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This history timeline, ‘Drake’s Journey’ features important dates and factual background information about the famous English explorer Sir Francis Drake and his journey around the world. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about the United Kingdom and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of …More

Canadian History
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This history timeline, ‘Emily Murphy’, features important dates and factual background information about the famous author and women’s rights activist Emily Murphy. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical knowledge about Canada and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Canadian history.

Canadian History
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This history timeline, ‘John Cabot’s Explorations’, features important dates and factual background information about the famous explorer John Cabot and his voyage to Canada in 1497. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical knowledge about Canada and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Canadian history.

Canadian History
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This history timeline, ‘Louis Riel’, features important dates and factual background information about the famous Metis leader Louis Riel and his role in the Red River Rebellion and Northwest Rebellion. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical knowledge about Canada and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of …More

Famous British People
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This history timeline, ‘Mary Seacole’ features important dates and factual background information about the Jamaican-born woman who gained recognition for helping to care for sick and injured British soldiers during the Crimean War. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about the United Kingdom and could be used as a …More

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘Nelson Mandela’ features important dates and factual background information about the life of one of history’s greatest and most inspirational leaders. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of South African history.

Irish History
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This history timeline, ‘St Patrick’ features important dates and factual background information about the life of Ireland’s Patron Saint who made Christianity mainstream and has been celebrated ever since. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about Ireland and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study …More

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘Shaka Zulu’ features important dates and factual background information about the life of one of history’s greatest military leaders and the King of the Zulus. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study …More

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘South African Sports Highlights’ features important dates and factual background information about the nation’s leading sports people and events that marked key moments in the country’s history. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion …More

Famous British People
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This history timeline, ‘The Gunpowder Plot’ features important dates and factual background information about the famous Englishman Guy Fawkes and his role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about the United Kingdom and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or …More

Irish History
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This history timeline, ‘Writers from Dublin’ features important dates and factual background information about the world-famous authors, poets and playwrights who were born and lived in Dublin. Their work has gone on to shape literature as we know it today. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about Ireland and …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘A. A. Milne and Winnie the Pooh’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about A. A. Milne and the famous Winnie the Pooh. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall details and main ideas from an informative text.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Abel Tasman: The Able Seaman’ features Dutch explorer Abel Tasman, who discovered Tasmania and New Zealand. It provides factual information about Tasman’s life and accomplishments and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Poetry
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This Poetry worksheet, ‘Against All Odds’, features a poem about luck that highlights the good fortune of finding the right partner. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to understand the poem and includes questions about classifying, cause and effect, literary devices, vocabulary, and author’s purpose. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alan Shepard: First American in Space’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about American astronaut Alan Shepard. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to recall information and draw conclusions.

Famous South African People
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This history poster ‘Albert Luthuli’ features important factual background information about the man who courageously led the African National Congress in its fight against apartheid. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from South African history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of racism …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Alfred Vail and the Telegraph’ asks students to answer questions about how the telegraph was completed. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and think about word meanings and author purpose.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Alice Walker’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Alicia Keys’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comparing Texts
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The paired texts, ‘Alone in the Sky’ and ‘Twice’ describe the pioneering flights of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart as they flew between North America and Europe. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Amelia Earhart’ asks students to answer questions about the famous American aviator Amelia Earhart. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information and form opinions.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Abraham Lincoln’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension exemplar, ‘An Amazing Airport’ provides a model of a completed reading comprehension worksheet. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions, form opinions and think about author purpose and word phrases.

Reading Comprehension
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The article, ‘An American Architect’ describes the life and career of famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It includes the thinking behind his practice, and describes two of his most famous houses. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Annie Moore’ features important factual background information about the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in NY, USA. Annie Moore came to represent emigrants from around the world, not least of which the Irish. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could …More

Famous South African People
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This history poster ‘Archbishop Desmond Tutu’ features important factual background information about this man of faith, his struggle against apartheid and his role in national reconciliation. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from South African history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of …More

Charles Sturt
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This article, ‘Charles Sturt: Australian Explorer’, provides information about Australian explorer Charles Sturt. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical awareness and includes colourful and engaging photographs.

New Zealand
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This geography article, ‘Batten, Jean’ features the famous New Zealand female aviator who broke a number of world flying records. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural, geographical and historical awareness in an engaging manner.

Canadian History
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This history article, ‘Basketball’, features important factual background information about the invention of basketball. It explains how Canadian schoolteacher James Naismith came up with the idea for the game as a way to occupy his unruly students. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness and could be used as a prompt for …More

Editing and Revising
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This editing and revising learning activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to recognise capitalisation and spelling errors, correct tense, punctuation and sentence structure. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Benjamin Franklin’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 6 readers.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Biography: Madame Marie Curie’ encourages students to use text organisers to determine the main ideas and to locate information in a text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Famous British People
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This history poster ‘Blackbeard’ features important factual background information about the infamous English pirate Blackbeard. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from British history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of the United Kingdom.

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Bono’ features important factual background information about Ireland’s most famous musician and the lead singer of U2. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of Ireland.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘Booker T. Washington’ encourages students to summarise and paraphrase information in texts. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 5 readers.

Famous British People
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This history poster ‘Boudicca’ features important factual background information about the famous Celtic warrior queen who assembled an army and rose up against the Romans. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from British history and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or study of the United …More

Famous Canadian People
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This profile, ‘Buffy Sainte-Marie’, features important factual background information about this famous Canadian singer and activist. It is aimed at broadening students’ historical and cultural awareness in an engaging manner, and could be used a prompt for further discussion or study about Canada.

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Canal Touring Holidays’, features the text of a brochure about sailing holidays on New York’s Erie Canal. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about reasoning, validity, cause and effect, and detail. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Captain Kidd on Raritan Bay’ asks students to answer questions about the famous pirate named Captain William Kidd. It is aimed at increasing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages students to recall information, draw conclusions and think about word meanings.

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