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Investigating Aspects of the History of Kent at Key Stage 3

These resources were developed by Sarah Martin, Director of Humanities at The Archbishop’s School, Canterbury. They are based on aspects of the History of Kent and were designed as a synoptic unit for pupils at the end of Key Stage 3 although they can be adapted for use with younger or older students.

The materials consist of 9 ‘snapshots’ of important episodes from the History of Kent, ranging from the arrival of the Romans at Richborough in AD 43 to Operation Fortitude during the Second World War. Each one is designed for a single lesson and contains a range of resources and activities. They focus on a variety of locations in the county and the approach is flexible so that you can decide how many of the ‘snapshots’ to study, you could add some of your own or use any of them to provide a local perspective in national history courses. The sequence of work culminates in pupils producing a piece of extended writing in which they argue which event had the greatest impact on the people of Kent.

Kent postcard
A 1970s postcard illustrating some aspects of the History of Kent.

Peasants revolt sorting cards
Causes of the Peasants’ Revolt sorting cards.

The resources, which can be downloaded here, consist of:

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