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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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Jacqueline Wilson Webcast and Teaching Resources!

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Christmas SpecialThe Jacqueline Wilson Webcast and Teaching Resources are coming soon! Friday June 9 at 2 pm. She will be talking about her book, set in WW11, called Wave Me Goodbye.

The webcast will be hosted by CBBC’s Katie Thistleton, and it will teach pupils watching all about what life was like for child evacuees like Shirley during World War 2.  Shirley, in ...

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All about Bridges, Technology and History

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All About BridgesThis post – All about Bridges – is a set of links related to the science, technology and history of bridge building.

Easy Science for Kids – has a page all about bridges, it explains in a similar way to the above video but adds another video of bridges all around the world. It would ...

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The British Museum – Ancient Greek History

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The British Museum Ancient Greek History

The British Museum has a great site developed specifically for children covering Ancient Greek History.

The chapters included are:

  • The Acropolis
  • Athens
  • Daily Life
  • Festivals and Games
  • Geography
  • Gods and Goddesses
  • Knowledge and Learning
  • Sparta
  • Time Lines
  • War
  • Staff Room

Each section is split into three parts: Story, Explore and Challenge.

Story

The Story section is filled with information, often interactive and based on images, poetry, stories etc. There is either a note, or glossary item, which pops up to ...

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Children’s University – Ancient Greece

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Ancient GreeceThe Children’s University of Manchester has developed an interesting site about Ancient Greece. To view the interactive element of the site, users must have enabled Flash to run on their browser. Google Chrome users will need to add the site to their exceptions by following these instructions.

Particularly useful on the site is the timelines that show: the ...

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