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Celtic Harmony Prehistory Inset Day – 5th July 2017

Celtic Harmony are inviting primary teachers who are planning their Prehistory topic for next year to an inspiring Prehistory Inset Event on Wednesday 5 July, 3 to 6pm, at Celtic Harmony Camp, the UK’s largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement near Hertford.

Guest speaker Archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews will take you on an animated journey through Prehistory from Neolithic Hunter Gatherers to Iron Age society. Keith sets the scene of a changing environment and new discoveries that lead to changes in everyday life over 800,000 years of Prehistory, with real artefacts to bring the period to life.

Experience first hand how to make cordage and weave on a warp weighted loom lead by Luca Parrella Heritage Director and his team of expert educators with over twenty years in the field of primitive skills.

Teachers will have an opportunity to explore the new roundhouses, where pupils can stay overnight, and learn more about the positive impacts of learning outside the classroom and residential trips from guest speaker Kim Somerville of Learning Away.

There are plenty of ideas and resources to take back to the classroom. Limited spaces please confirm your attendance at:

Prehistory Inset Day Flyer
Schools Brochure - January 2017

History Competition for Schools - My EPIC Era

My EPIC Era is back with another great History competition for schools and pupils throughout the UK, brought to you by 60 second histories.

My EPIC Era puts pupils in the driving seat, allowing them to share their passion and knowledge of their favourite historical era.

The winners will write, direct and even star in their own films which will be shared on the 60 second histories’ website for all schools to use.

Entries will be judged by a panel of top educationalists including;

  • Alison Peacock - Executive Head of the Wroxham Teaching School
  • Matthew Howorth - Author of Teaching Primary History
  • Kevin Hicks – The History Squad

My EPIC Era is open to all KS2 and KS3 pupils and will be open until the 31 March 2017.

Entry is online at:

First World War Support for Schools

As part of the Army’s commemorations of the centenary of the First World War, the MOD has developed a programme of support to schools. This has two major elements:

  • First World War learning resources aimed at secondary school learners
  • Soldiers to Schools: the option for secondary schools to request a soldier to support teaching activities within the classroom

Our other forms of school support can be found on our Teachers page

For further information please visit:

 

Wordbank for London

Wordbank for The London Pass, the sightseeing city card, have created five teaching resources on the history of Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace and Tower Bridge.

These include interesting facts, the people and the history behind these landmarks and can be accessed through the links below which are embedded with multimedia infographics.


World War 1 Christmas Truce Commemorations

The Northumbria and Newcastle Universities Martin Luther King Peace Committee have produced some teaching resources to help schools, churches and civic institutions mark the December 1914 Christmas truces.

The December 1914 Christmas Truces, when British, French and German soldiers stopped fighting to celebrate Christmas, exchange gifts, sing carols, and even play football, are one of the most extraordinary episodes in modern military history. They are worth teaching about not only because they are so remarkable and evocative, but because in recognising a common humanity that transcends even belligerent nations they can teach an important message that may otherwise be overlooked in the centennial commemorations.

Christmas Truces

The resource pack contains lesson plans, hand-outs, worksheets and PowerPoint slideshows for a range of subjects including history, English/literacy, geography, RE/PSE, art, PE and even cookery. It also contains complete outlines and materials for Christmas Truces-themed assemblies and school carol services. They are aimed primarily at Key Stage 2 and 3, but can be adapted for younger children and older students.

The resource pack is available to download below and further resources including powerpoints are available to download free from their website:

Christmas Truce Flyer

Martin Luther King Peace Committee website

 

Black History Month Resources

  A list of useful web links to help you find resources for all key stages to support work during Black History month.