Free KS3 interactive on changes in English!

Show your class how English has been influenced through the ages with our free interactive timeline!

From the Anglo-Saxon period right up to the present technological era, this timeline explores the key historical events which introduced new words into the English language.

What impact did the Viking invasion, the exploration of the New World, and colonization have on the English we speak today? Examples are provided of words we owe to these events and eras, and your students might come up with some of their own too!

Find the interactive on our English free stuff page.

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The Boardworks team


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