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The Ancient Olympics

Did you know the Olympics began in Ancient Greece? Here you can compare ancient and modern Olympic sports, tour ancient Olympia and read about the exploits of the first Olympic athletes.

Teachers, Pupils
9-14 year olds
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Find out about the excellent free learning support services including teacher led visits which include art teaching and handling historical artefacts. The site includes information and photographs of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts.

Teachers
5-18 year olds
BMAG for Kids

The Birmingham Museum site for kids has child-friendly interactive information and activities on Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, the Victorians and World War 2. Each era has an interactive timeline.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
Ancient Egyptian Art Lessons

Learn about the Ancient Egyptians through these Egyptian Art Lessons. Discover the mysteries of Egyptian art, gods, crowns, and hieroglyphics. Great downloadable printables to support Ancient Egyptians history topic.

Teachers, Pupils
9-16 year olds
Discovering Ancient Egypt

Subjects covered include Pyramids and Temples, Kings and Queens, hieroglyphic writing and Egyptian mathematics.

Teachers, Pupils
11-18 year olds
Ancient India

Designed especially for Key Stage 2 children and their teachers, this site from the British Museum focuses on six themes about Ancient India which include Geography, The Buddha, Indus Valley and Early Hinduism.

Teachers, Pupils
7-11 year olds
How to Speak Like an Ancient Roman

A short video from the excellent DK Findout children's encyclopaedia which has some latin words which were used by the Romans. This is ideal as part of a topic on Romans.

Pupils
6-11 year olds
The History Association

Download lesson plans and resources for primary history and literacy at KS1 and KS2 from the Nuffield Foundation. They include the resources you need and examples of the children's work as well.

Teachers
5-11 year olds
Everyday Life in Roman Times

A straightforward site where you can find out about most aspects of Roman Life such as Roman Towns, entertainment, food, work, slaves, schooling, clothes, toys, buildings and more.

Pupils
7-11 year olds
A Day in Pompeii

A stunning stereoscopic re-creation of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius over a period of 24 hours. It gives the story of what happened in Pompeii, transporting the viewer in time and space.

Pupils
9-14 year olds
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