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12 Sep: ‘It may be history to some people but to us it’s family, pet’

… taking part in something very worthwhile.

11 Sep: Prepare to Meet Thy Doom – and Other Retweets!

Useful ideas and resources I saw on Twitter this week.

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12 Sep: Anne Herbert: A Life in the Wars of the Roses

… providing a personal way in to an intimidating set of political and military events.

10 Sep: Using New Discoveries to Keep History Bubbling

The latest archaeological finds can help to reinforce chronological understanding and other historical skills.

5 Sep: William Cecil’s Dilemmas 1547-1558

A short decision-making introduction to the key events of 1547-58 for A level students.

29 Aug: Introducing the Chronology of Prehistory

A new activity for KS2 …

28 Aug: Revisiting the plague of 1665-1666 in Cambridge

Evelyn Lord’s book – with an approach to history I can identify with.

27 Aug: New Activity: Elizabeth I Survival Game

Helping students to read about Elizabeth I more confidently …

25 Aug: Beautiful book on castles!

An ideal birthday present.

12 Aug: New Activity: Henry VII Survival Game

Introducing the reign of Henry VII and helping students read more confidently …

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Now Available

For the new National Curriculum KS3 – Making Sense of History, Book 1.
See it on Amazon or on Hodder Education

Now Available
for A Level

‘Tudor Rebellions 1485-1603’ Barbara Mervyn. HERE …

‘Nazi Germany 33-45’ Chris Culpin & Steve Mastin. HERE …

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