This active and entertaining first session aims to provide pupils with a clear chronological overview of the last 500 years into which they can insert their knowledge of Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II. Working with a range of types of information, pupils in groups have to respond to statements made about the three monarchs, ringing a bell if true and a whistle if false. (Chronology, Significance)

Learning objectives

  • Pupils are able to grasp idea of 500, 200 and 75 years ago and can use words to describe passage of time e.g. recent, modern
  • Pupils are able to give characteristic of each monarch’s character
  • Pupils are able to identify three long -lived queens and give a few reasons why they are remembered e.g. length of reign, important events that happened in their reign e.g. Spanish Armada, coming of the railways, Moon landing

Suggested approach

Step 1

Start by displaying slide 2 of the PowerPoint. Can the children recognise any of the people shown? What do they have in common? They are not only queens they are the longest ruling queens in history and the most famous. Check that ALL pupils can identify them all with confidence. Ask

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