Past, Present or Future?
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Past, Present or Future?

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 History for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with identifying obvious differences between past and present.

KS1 children learn how to talk about the passing of time, and recognise that historical events may have happened long ago or more recently. They begin to use language to describe when events may occur or may have occurred. This leads to an understanding of the differences between the words 'past', 'present' and 'future' and in turn enables them to talk about similarities and obvious differences between their lives now and how things were in the past.

Life in the ____ day is very different to life in the past.
The present day means the times we are living in now
I may want to buy a house of my own...
in the present
last week
ten years ago
in the future
You might need to save up first though!
Houses in the past did not always have electricity and running water. This is very different from houses...
in ancient history
many years ago
in present times
1,000 years from now
Luckily, most people in this country have electricity and water from a tap
Ancient history is all about events which happened a long time ago...
in the morning
in the future
in the present
in the past
History is always about things which have already happened
We can't change things which...
happen the future
happened the past
happen now
happen this moment
Once an event has passed, it's impossible to change how it happened
If I could travel back in time, I could meet famous people from...
tomorrow morning
well into the future
times gone by
next year sometime
There are all sorts of people we could talk to if we could time travel!
Life has changed a lot over many years. Things are very different today to how they were...
in the future
in the present time
in past times
The phrase 'how they were' tells us we're thinking about the past
Events which are happening right now, are happening in...
the future
the present day
times gone by
ancient history
Things which happen today will be history tomorrow!
Historians study things which happened in the past. This helps us learn about how things have...
yet to happen
not happened yet
happening right now
We can compare our lives to those of people in the past
We can't really predict what events may happen...
in the past
in the future
last month
All sorts of things might happen in the future
Author:  Angela Smith

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