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FREE resources to help inspire the next Greta Thunberg

In August 2018, teen activist Greta Thunberg started a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament to raise awareness for climate change. Since then, she has inspired millions of young people all over the world to join her campaign against climate change through her 'Fridays For Future' movement. Want to inspire the next Greta Thunberg? Browse our free lesson ideas and related book series to help introduce ecology and climate change to your pupils.

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The power of curiosity and fascination in Geography teaching

"A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.” (DfE, 2014) 

It is worth reminding ourselves of the first line of the National Curriculum and the power of curiosity and fascination that any geography teaching might include. How might we bring that about in geography? In this blog Anthony Barlow, one of the authors of Rising Stars: Geography discusses some ideas. 

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Sometimes all you need is a ball of string!

Recently a number of pleas have appeared on social media from panicked history subject leaders seeking advice on how to spend their budget allocation.  

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We've been shortlisted!

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the SEN, Wellbeing and Foundations cateogry of the Teach Primary Awards!

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Top 10 Points for Outstanding Primary History Teaching

Bev Forest, a primary education expert specialising in history, shares some of the features she's seen on her school visits which she feels most contribute to an effective learning experience for pupils and support you in developing your history teaching from good to outstanding.

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Unlock the potential of oral history in your classroom

Bev Forrest talks to us about the positive, lasting impact an oral history project can have to your pupils and how easy it is to link our History Voyagers package to the 2014 curriculum.

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Breaking down barriers – Steps to promoting greater diversity in your primary History teaching

Bev argues that there should be more diversity with relation to disability in the teaching of History in schools Read more »

Why do we study the Great Fire of London at Key Stage 1?

Bev Forrest thinks it’s time for a fresh look at our study of significant events.

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Curiosity, creativity and conversation – maximising the impact of object learning in your classroom

Bev Forrest and Stuart Tiffany discuss the importance of using objects in engaging, hands-on history lessons. 

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Embedding Writing Skills in History

Stuart Tiffany and Bev Forrest discuss how to build on core writing skills and encourage reluctant writers with imaginative and engaging history lessons.

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