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Christopher Columbus: Explorer

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Christopher ColumbusChristopher Columbus was born in Italy and was a very famous explorer who travelled to and started the colonization of the Americas. Columbus was trying to get to China but the world was bigger than he thought so he came to America long before China!

Biography.Com – There is a whole video biography about Christopher Columbus here. There are portraits of ...

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The Victorians – Victorian Audio Clips

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The Victorians Victorian Audio Clips

The Victorians – Victorian Audio clips have been created by the BBC and provided on the BBC Schools radio site. These audio recordings may be really useful when studying the Victorians as they give a clear insight into the lives of poor children in the Victorian era.

These short ...

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Sir Francis Drake

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Sir Francis DrakeSir Francis Drake, was an English vice-admiral, born in Devon about 1540. He was a privateer, navigator and politician during the Elizabethan era. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580. In 1581 Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood. He died in 1596.

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Christopher Columbus

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Christopher ColumbusHere is a collection of websites useful for learning about Christopher Columbus when studying Explorers or Voyages or Discovery.

The School Run – This website has a beautifully developed Christopher Columbus page with a timeline. It has lots of images in a gallery with things to look out for, all related to this famous explorer’s  life. A cartoon video has also been incorporated ...

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Bonfire Night

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bonfireBonfire Night – A whole set of web links to provide easy access to games and many other resources for teachers in their planning and for children, either at home or in the classroom. If you have some great links that you would like to see on this page, please send them to us in order that they may be included. Remember, remember, the fifth of ...

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