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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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Fact Monster

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Fact MonsterFact Monster is an American site, created by the US Government, with a huge range of educational information for children.

The site contains a dictionary, encyclopaedia, thesaurus and an atlas. Particularity interesting are the ‘This day in history’ and the ‘People’ sections, such as ‘People at a Glance’. The information provided is impressive and served in very ...

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Flooding in the UK

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Flooding in the UKFlooding in the UK. After the dreadful experiences of large parts of the UK over Christmas with the flooding in many areas, it may be something to think and talk about as a group early in this new term. It is a subject which may well crop up totally outside the expected curriculum but if anyone needs to devote a couple of days to thinking about the topic then ...

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Breaking News Generator

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Breaking NewsBreaking News Generator. This is a brand new tool on the ClassTools site; it is great fun to play with and a very good way to get children engaged with news stories as well as making up their own.

All you have to do in the Breaking News Generator is fill in the boxes, find, create or modify ...

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News, Current and Global Affairs for Children

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newsThis is a collection of web links to assist with developing children’s understanding of current and global affairs and what might be in the news.

Newsround  – Children’s television news site from the BBC.

Parliament’s education Service – Parliament’s Education Service – Inform, Engage, Empower. Connecting schools and young people to Parliament. This resource can be filtered to give KS 2 resources in the form of ...

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