Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. During her reign, there have been many changes and technological advances. These can be explored using the timeline resources provided in this pack, helping pupils to discover significant world events and technological advances that have occurred during the Queen’s 70 year reign. The resources can be adapted for pupils in both key stage 1 and key stage 2 and could be used as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations within your school.
Using the timeline cards, pupils can order the events and discuss the changes in Great Britain and the world in the last 70 years. Further research could be carried out for events that spark the pupils’ interest or those which might relate to a current topic. A spoken language activity is included, with the opportunity for pupils to present information about the event that they research.
The timeline focuses on technological advances during this time and significant political and national events. The resource are perfect for use in the classroom or as part of a display to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The resources will:
- Give pupils an understanding how Great Britain has changed within living memory.
- Teach pupils about a significant individual (the Queen).
- Give pupils the opportunity to explore an aspect or theme in British history (Queen Elizabeth’s reign or changes in technology in the 20th century)
- Introduce the Platinum Jubilee to pupils to help them understand the significance of the event.
This pack includes:
- Timeline cards display version
- Timeline cards pupil version
- Image of Queen Elizabeth II
- Blank cards
- KS2 research sheet
- Teacher’s notes providing guidance on how to use the resource with additional activities also suggested
When is the Platinum Jubilee?
Elizabeth II became Queen on 6th February 1952 and the beginning of her Platinum Jubilee year began on 6th February 2022. The majority of the celebrations will take place between 2nd - 5th June 2022, with an extra bank holiday to encourage more people to join in the celebrations.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Key Stage 1
Pupils should be taught about changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.
Key Stage 2
Pupils should be taught about a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (technology in 20th century and The Queen’s reign).
English : Spoken Language
To ask questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
Give well-structured descriptions, explanations …