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Activity: Make a Date: Historic ‘Firsts’

The Activity Sheet has a series of historic ‘firsts’ with one digit missing from the date. Children complete each date and then check their answers by visiting control points and using specified numbers from the control markers.


  1. Children have a series of important historic ‘firsts’ 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
  • World History
  • Activity Sheet Download Required
  • Orienteering Control Markers Required
  • Orienteering Map Required
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