What is history? (KS2)

How do historians know what to believe?

This exciting session gives pupils the opportunity to work with a range of primary documents selected around a specific theme. Pupils will gain an understanding of how different types of sources can be used to find out about the past, and how historians can use these sources as evidence.

This session supports schools focusing on a thematic study in British history (beyond 1066).

Connections to the curriculum: History, English (spoken language).

Available as: Workshop or online workshop. Find out more about the types of session we offer.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:


at The National Archives

2 hours

Online workshop

in your classroom

1 hour

Available: All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stage 2

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Contact us

All activities must be booked in advance.

Tel: +44 (0)20 3908 9162

Email: education@nationalarchives.gov.uk