History resources for primary schools
Use video to fascinate young learners in your primary History lessons. Covering topics from ancient civilisations to ideas, our primary History collection is a valuable resource for Australian students and teachers alike. Video can bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context.
Free Term 4 primary History videos and teaching resources
A sample of our extensive video collection
High-quality videos can engage students in class, clarify ideas and bring topics to life. Interactive video helps you conduct formative assessment to check student understanding before or during a unit of work. By layering questions on a video, students are prompted to reflect on what they’re currently learning. Our most popular Term 4 History videos are available completely free, for a limited time. Find out how ClickView can transform your students’ understanding of History through video.
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Explore primary History resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum
With a full ClickView subscription, you can view all videos and download curriculum-aligned resource packs. Our resources have been designed to complement each video by supporting teaching and learning in the classroom. Developed in collaboration with subject experts, the packs include lesson plans, activities and more.
Bring historical content to life
Spanning topics from ancient civilisations to ideas, our History collection is a valuable resource for primary students and teachers alike. Video can help to bring historical content to life, giving it a contemporary context. Discover all the best curated educational content in the library, from ClickView-produced series to feature films, advert-free TV content and more.
An active watching experience
Turn video watching into an active learning experience for your young learners by incorporating an interactive question layer into any library video. Whether you teach Year 1 or Year 5, you can engage any group of students in learning how our world has evolved while you gather instant feedback and data for planning.
Safe for the classroom
We want you to feel confident showing any ClickView History video in your primary classroom. That’s why we’ve carefully classified each one, on topics from International Women’s Day to Remembrance day and more, to help you provide a meaningful real-world, age-appropriate context.
Designed with educational consultants
To ensure all our world-leading content aligns with the Australian Curriculum, we work with an advisory team of subject experts. All supporting resources, such as lesson plans and classroom activities are designed with these educational consultants to align with curriculum outcomes in your primary classroom.
Supports learner engagement
Each ClickView video lesson in the History library has a clearly defined learning intention. You can structure your lessons to use video and supporting resources to help students achieve their goals. Our teaching strategies resources can support you with structuring F-6 lessons to maintain learner engagement and facilitate differentiated learning within your class.
Video to develop young historians
Explore a huge range of History videos designed to develop and inspire your young learners. The Global Icons series, for instance, inspires children with stories of inspirational people who embody traits such as curiosity. The Historical Inquiry series teaches skills in researching, analysing and interpreting historical information and events, while Ancient Civilisations for Children helps primary students understand how our world has changed over time. Miniclips such as NAIDOC Week explore the cultural significance of this celebration for Australians. Browse more titles, such as The Black Death and The Vikings, to find what you need. Browse the entire primary History collection
History resources for primary schools
Adding interactive layers for formative assessment can instantly transform video watching from a passive to an active experience within the primary History classroom. Use the instant analytics to inform targeted History teaching. Explore our top tips for structuring your lessons to maintain engagement in learning, plus how to effectively incorporate differentiation for your students. Explore teaching strategies for your classroom
Primary resources for History
Is there a commemorative event or significant day coming up? Find a Miniclip relevant to your unit of study to help give your students background. This might be a short video on the history of International Women’s Day or a Miniclip exploring the origins of Remembrance Day. Don’t forget to explore the accompanying teacher resource packs for lesson ideas and classroom activities. Explore our Miniclips collection
We know how to engage students in learning
Our ever-evolving collection of high-quality videos helps keep things fresh in the classroom. Hook your students into History with Historical Inquiry. This series follows two students as they conduct an historical inquiry, covering research, developing questions and looking at primary and secondary sources. Your subscription also gives you full access to curated educational ad-free TV content from free-to-air TV and Foxtel for engaging drama programmes, news, documentaries, films and more. Find ClickView-produced content just right for your classes