Designing a History Curriculum Pt 6 – All the resources and links

My thoughts, ramblings and useful tidbits I’ve found in designing our History Curriculum

Thank you to everyone who has joined us over the past few months as we’ve been putting together our updated Primary History Curriculum. I loved reading comments and receiving messages and seeing how schools are already adopting some of the things I’ve written about.

I’m not going to repeat all that has come before: you can read about our starting points in creating our History curriculum; the timeline we created to anchor substantive historical knowledge; the development of our History Skills Hexagons to clearly highlight disciplinary knowledge; how we created teacher guides packed with information/resources for each enquiry; and how we teach, plan and subject lead History in our school.

Today, I wanted to share all the resources in one place (now with added PPT format to help you edit/create/branch more easily) and list some of the brilliant sources that have helped on the path to our curriculum creation.

Our History Curriculum Resources

Please note all downloadable resources are copyright © 2022 by Andrew Guilder ( licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International. To view a copy of this license, visit Based on content from Department for Education (2013) The national curriculum in England: key stages 1 and 2 framework document. Available at:

Tools in creating

I’ve been asked a lot about how the graphic elements of our curriculum were created. Simply I’ve used PowerPoint (the shapes tool is your friend) and icons from the Noun Project. No other “fancy” software was used. You can use the resources above freely to help you experiment but please do attribute and share back anything you make.

Brilliant Sources

In no particular order:

The Historical Association

KS2 History

The Black Curriculum

St Albans History

BBC Bitesize

Teaching History with 100 objects

Our Migration Story – The Making of Britain

Vision of Britain: Maps

Black and British: A short, essential history by David Olusoga

Reclaiming Our Pasts: equality and diversity on the primary history curriculum by Hilary Claire

National Trust / Historic Scotland / English Heritage

The Windrush Foundation

Crash Course World History / Crash Course European History


A lot of groundwork for this project was done by Debbie Bartlett, Hollie Stoughton, Kirsty Weston and Andrew Guilder. With thanks to all staff at St Mary’s North Mymms (past and present) who have shared their expertise and experience in putting this history curriculum together.

Finally, thank you to the wider community of teachers and historians, those who have read and commented during this series. I’ll be back to let you know how it’s going later in the year.

One Comment

  1. Helen
    March 11, 2023

    Thank you for this. I have recently been made History coordinator and know that there is a lot of work to do. Your journey and resources are very inspiring.

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