History resources for primary schools
Use video to fascinate young learners in your primary History lessons.
Covering topics from ancient civilisations to ideas, our primary History collection is a valuable resource for students and teachers alike. Video can bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context. The Global Icons series, for instance, inspires children with stories of inspirational people who embody traits such as curiosity. Browse titles, such as The Black Death and The Vikings, to find what you need. A ClickView subscription also means access to ClickView TV, the best available, free-to-air content.
Free primary History videos to boost engagement and understanding
High-quality videos can engage students in class, clarify ideas and bring topics to life. Interactive video helps facilitate class discussion to promote oracy and check student understanding before or during a unit of work. By layering questions on a video, students are prompted to reflect on what they’re currently learning. Our most popular History videos are available completely free, for a limited time. Find out how ClickView can transform your students’ understanding of History through video.
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Explore a huge range of curriculum-aligned primary History resources
With a full ClickView subscription, you can view all videos and download curriculum-aligned resource packs. Our resources have been designed to complement each video by supporting teaching and learning in the classroom. Developed in collaboration with subject experts, the packs include lesson plans, activities and more.
Video to develop young historians
Explore a huge range of History videos designed to develop and inspire your young learners. The Historical Inquiry series teaches skills in researching, analysing and interpreting historical information and events, while Ancient Civilisations for Children helps primary students understand how our world has changed over time. Browse the entire primary History collection
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It’s important to us that we offer ways to help you maximise your use of ClickView in the primary school classroom. Explore our dedicated Training page to find live and on-demand webinars and other online training to suit your needs. If you’d like some advice on training or upskilling, we’re always just an email away. Find all training resources on our dedicated Training page
Primary History lesson hooks
Is there a commemorative event or significant day coming up? Find a Miniclip relevant to your unit of study to help give your students background. This might be a short video on the history of International Women’s Day or a Miniclip exploring the origins of Remembrance Day. Explore our Miniclips collection
We know how to engage students in learning
Our ever-evolving collection of high-quality videos helps keep things fresh in the classroom. Hook your students into History with Historical Inquiry. This series follows two students as they conduct an historical inquiry, covering research, developing key questions, and looking at primary and secondary sources. Along with our ClickView-produced collection, you also have full access to ClickView TV for the latest drama programmes, documentaries and news broadcasts, advert-free. Find ClickView-produced content just right for your classes