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 Video can bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context.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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The Transformation of Communication

Level: Key Stage 1

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International Women’s Day

Level: Key Stage 2

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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.

Lesson Plans

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Viking Life Lesson Plan
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What is the Black Death? Lesson Plan-image
What is the Black Death? Lesson Plan
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The Ancient World Lesson Plan
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Benefits

Bring historical content to life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 Video can help to bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context.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.