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The Gunpowder Plot

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Gunpowder PlotThe Gunpowder Plot was a significant event during the reign of the Stuarts. It fascinates children as they are reminded of it yearly on Bonfire Night. Here are some resources that will help explore this topic.

The BBC Site, I Wonder – this site has a whole section on the Gunpowder Plot: ‘Three Years in the Making’. It is very detailed. “We ...

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This Day in History

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This day in historyThis Day in History could be an interesting way to introduce historical themes in class. Children frequently ask about current affairs when in school and are often interested in what has happened around the world. Using some of the “this day in history” sites offers an opportunity to look at similar events that have cropped up in history so that ...

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How the Tudor Dynasty Shaped Modern Britain

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Tudor DynastyThe BBC – has a very good resource for studying how the Tudor Dynasty shaped modern Britain, designed especially for educational use.

There is a timeline to open and by clicking on any of the dots along the Tudor timeline, the page will scroll to the event covered at that point in the timeline. This website is fairly sophisticated, the language is not simplified; therefore, it is really ...

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The Maya or Mayan Civilisation

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The Maya or Mayan civilisation lived about 4000 years ago, in the area that we know as Mexico today. They were a very advanced civilisation, having a calendar, writing, farming and the capability to build cities. Here are some useful links to use in the classroom, when studying the Mayan civilisation.

DK Findout – this site has a whole ...

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The Aztecs

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The AztecsThe Aztecs is a fascinating history topic and there are many useful websites to help. Here is a set of web links suitable for primary school:

  • BBC Bitesize – has a couple of very interesting video clips; the first, looking for information about the ancient civilisation and the second, talking about human sacrifice. There is a also a really interesting set of classroom ideas here too.
  • Mexicolore – seems to ...

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