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Activity: 20th Century British History – Guess the Decade

The Activity Sheet has a series of important events in 20th Century British history with one digit (the decade) missing from the date. Children complete the date and then check their answer by visiting control points and using specified numbers from the control markers.


  1. Children have a series of important events from 20th Century British History on their Activity Sheet, each of which has one digit (the decade) missing from the date.
  2. They complete the date for each event, then use their orienteering maps to visit the control point linked to the event.
  3. They use a specified number from the control point to complete the correct date and check their answer against it.

    Key Facts

  • History
  • Key Stage 2
  • Key Stage 3
  • British History
  • Chronology
  • Activity Sheet Download Required
  • Orienteering Control Markers Required
  • Orienteering Map Required
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