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Discover the Earliest Civilisations in UKS2

Suzie Hunt By Suzie Hunt

What is a civilisation? Explore the nature of this abstract term with our selection of fantastic topics about early civilisations from around the world.

Cover the UKS2 history curriculum with these exciting and rigorously researched topics.

In planning to ensure the progression described above through teaching the British, local and world history outlined below, teachers should combine overview and depth studies to help pupils understand both the long arc of development and the complexity of specific aspects of the content.

National Currciulum

The Achievements of the Earliest Civilizations:

Select from the following in-depth studies:

  • Ancient Egyptians

  • Ancient Sumer

  • The Indus Valley

  • Shang Dynasty

Ancient Greece

A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

  • Ancient Greece

A non-European Society that Provides Contrasts with British History

Choose from the civilisations outlined below.

  • Benin c. CE 900 - 1300

  • Early Islamic Civilisation

  • The Maya

Each of these history topics are filled with creative and stimulating activities that will bring these ancient civilisations to life.