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EXTENSION History

6 Name:  Date:  Class: 

Each historical period has specific features. The form of government, the customs, the
clothing or the type of housing vary over time, so it is possible to relate these aspects to
a specific period.

1 Match the following historical events with the age they belong to.
Pyramids of Egypt Prehistory
The Second World War Ancient Times
The age of pirates The Middle Ages
Mammoth hunters The Modern Age
The Crusades Contemporary Times

2 Look at the characters and relate them to an era of history according to their clothes.

3 Look at the picture. It is a scene from


Prehistory. Circle the four objects that
belong to a different era.

Social Science 3. Unit 6 PHOTOCOPIABLE MATERIAL


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EXTENSION Historical sources

6 Name:  Date:  Class: 

Historical sources are the basic tools for understanding history. There is a set of historical
sources that you can use to become a historian. Historians study and organise human
history.

1 You are going to learn the history of your family. To do this, you will follow these steps:
a) Choose one of your relatives. It can be one of your parents, grandparents or uncles or
aunts. The older he or she is, the more historical the information you will get. Who did
you choose?

b) Now, you must interview him/her. You can ask the following questions:
1. In what year were you born? 

2. In what town? 

3. What did your parents do? 

4. What school did you go to? Until what age? 

5. Have you always lived in the same place? 

6. If not, why did you move house? 


c)  What type of historical source did you use to answer the questions above?

d) Draw up a report with all the information.



e) What type of historical report did you prepare?


f) C
 omplete your research by finding a graphic source as well as any other type of
historical source. What have you found?

Social Science 3. Unit 6 PHOTOCOPIABLE MATERIAL

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