Are you looking to diversify your history curriculum?
If so, you can call off the search, as our Children’s Champions series is here!
Each of our KS1 History theme unit range focuses on an inspirational figure. There are ten units altogether, divided into two groups – Leaders and Pioneers.
You can buy units individually, or save by purchasing all ten!
Our curriculum experts have carefully handpicked KS1 inspirational figures you may not have considered including in your history curriculum before, with the key emphasis on heroes and heroines who make fantastic role models for young people today.
Each unit focuses on four key competencies: courage, commitment, creativity and developing community.
The inspirational people who feature in our Children’s Champions series are:-
The Original Children’s Champion – Thomas Barnardo
The founder of the children’s charity who saved thousands of children in poverty and vowed to never turn a child away.
Powhatan People – Pocahontas
Born Matoaka, she was the daughter of Powhatan, the chief of a Native American settlement in Virginia.
Royal Patrons – Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II
Both changed the face of the monarchy during their respective reigns, heralding new eras and leading times of immense change.
The General – Flora Drummond
Born in Manchester in 1878, Flora Drummond was a British suffragette with the nickname “the General” for leading women’s rights demonstrations.
The Wordsmith – Ignatius Sancho
Born on a slave ship, Sancho was a British composer, actor and writer who was the first person of African origin to vote in Britain.
Record Breaker – Sir Ranulph Fiennes
The first person to circumnavigate the world via the North and South Poles and to cross Antarctica on foot. He also climbed Mount Everest aged 65!
The Visionary – Ada Lovelace
The woman believed to be the world’s first computer programmer.
Dancing Spy – Josephine Baker
“The Beyonce of the 1920s”, dancer and activist Baker broke down racial barriers and also worked as a spy during World War II.
Jurassic Hunter – Mary Anning
Thought to be the inspiration behind the “she sells seashells” tongue-twister, Mary Anning is “the unsung hero of fossil discovery”.
Medicine Woman – Elizabeth Blackwell
The first qualified female doctor to be registered with the General Medical Council.
Here are 10 great reasons to buy a Children’s Champions KS1 History theme unit:
- Enjoy National Curriculum coverage for your peace of mind
- Reduce your workload: less planning, more teaching!
- Add greater depth to pupils’ learning through cross-curricular integration of subjects, such as literacy, dance and PSHE
- Make lessons relatable and memorable
- Provide children with role models from diverse backgrounds
- Paperback books provide a tangible resource to work from
- Broaden children’s horizons and break down stereotypes
- Develop well-rounded historians
- Bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the classroom
- Re-energise teachers
If you would like to read about our ‘Learning Means the World’ Curriculum and how these history units fit into our much bigger curriculum picture, please Click Here!