Magellan at KS1

Lesson Plan

By Ray Verrier, published 2nd December 2010

The Year 2 story of Magellan and his voyage round the world. The lessons provided part of the history and geography element in a wider topic on ‘Water'.

(These resources are attached below)

The teaching was done through the powerful medium of storytelling. The first session was taken up by the storytelling, with the children's interest maintained by role play and discussion/speaking and listening.

The second session was used for an assessment activity.

More about Magellan from Wikipedia


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Story of Columbus the explorer

Columbus: was he a hero?

Teaching methods

Role play

Cross-curricular learning


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