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QCA scheme of work History at Key Stage 2 - Unit 13.

This material has been produced to support the teaching of Unit 13 of the History curriculum for year 5/6.

Children are able to learn about the reasons for and results of the changes in British life since 1948. There are five main areas that children can investigate changes in British life: working life, home life, popular culture, population, and technology.

Send a telegram as SMS
Experiment with writing a telegram using as few words as possible, then have it sent as a text message for free and without any charge to the recipient.
Voices from history
Two children have recorded phone calls 'from history' giving first-hand accounts of life in Britain in days gone by....
Web quest - turn time detective!
A lot has happened since 1948, especially in the worlds of news, entertainment and sport. How good will you be at tracking down the clues about these ten popular events?....
Lesson support material
Facts and resources to help plan lessons and designed to meet the syllabus requirements for Key Stage 2 History QCA module 13 - How has life in Britain changed since 1948?
fun and games

Can you beat our games? Explode equipment to see what's inside, hear the changing sounds of telecommunications, see how telecommunications designs have changed over time or send an e-postacard.

what's on

The UK's first permanent gallery dedicated to the history of information and communication technologies opens in the new Information Age gallery at London’s Science Museum.

audio history

Take a trip down memory lane with extracts of the interviews which have been recorded as part of the Connected Earth oral history programme.

featured story

100 years of automatic switching!
In 1912 the GPO installed Britain's first automatic telephone exchange in Epsom.

Discover the early days of the telephone...