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 Video can bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context.
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 resource packs aligned to the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence. 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.
Bring historical content to life
Spanning topics from ancient civilisations to ideas, our History collection is a valuable resource for primary students and teachers alike. Video can help to bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context. Discover all the best curated educational content in the library, from ClickView-produced series to feature films, advert-free TV content and more.
An active learning experience
Turn video watching into an active learning experience for your young learners by incorporating an interactive question layer into any library video. Engage KS1 and KS2 students in learning how our world has evolved while you gather instant feedback and data for planning.
Safe for the classroom
We want you to feel confident showing any ClickView History video in your primary classroom. That’s why we’ve carefully classified each one, on topics from International Women’s Day to Remembrance Sunday and more, to help you provide a meaningful real-world, age-appropriate context.
Designed with educational consultants
To ensure all our world-leading content aligns with the National Curriculum and Curriculum for Excellence, we work with an advisory team of subject experts. All supporting resources, such as lesson plans and classroom activities are designed with these educational consultants to align with curriculum outcomes in your primary classroom.
Supports learner engagement
Each ClickView video lesson in the History library has a clearly defined learning intention. You can structure your lessons to use video and supporting resources to help students achieve their goals. Our teaching strategies resources can support you with structuring KS1 and KS2 lessons to maintain learner engagement and facilitate differentiated learning within your class.
Video to develop young historians
From The Black Death to The Vikings, 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. The Global Icons series is full of inspiration stories, while Ancient Civilisations for Children helps primary students understand how our world has changed over time. Browse the entire primary History collection
History resources for primary schools
Adding interactive layers for formative assessment can instantly transform video watching from a passive to an active experience within the primary History classroom. Use the instant analytics to inform targeted History teaching. Explore our top tips for structuring your lessons to maintain engagement in learning, plus how to effectively incorporate differentiation for your students. Explore teaching strategies for your classroom
Primary resources for History
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 Sunday. Don’t forget to explore the accompanying teacher resource packs for lesson ideas and classroom activities. 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 questions and looking at primary and secondary sources. Your subscription also gives you full access to curated educational ad-free TV content from Freeview and BBC RES for engaging drama programmes, news, documentaries, films and more. Find ClickView-produced content just right for your classes