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27 Nov: Help!!! Texts Books Needed

… do you have any unwanted copies of Dave Martin’s GCSE book Britain 1815-1851?

26 Nov: Understanding the English Succession: 1051-66

An activity providing an overview of the changing possibilities regarding the English succession in 1066 …

20 Nov: Nationalities and Family Connections: 1066

A short activity exploring links between England, Denmark and Normandy through the parentage of Edward the Confessor and Harold Godwinson …

19 Nov: Why was William able to invade England in 1066?

A short-role play explaining how events in northern France affected William’s chances of invading England …

16 Oct: Did people worry about dirt and disease in the later middle ages?

A favourite activity from the 1990s that may still be useful at GCSE or at KS3

6 Oct: Books and Courses

One very useful book and a range of useful courses …

25 Sep: Hippocrates and Galen: Why did people believe their ideas for so long?

Two brief activities focussing on the essentials of these long-lasting ideas. These could be starter or revision activities.

7 Sep: Raising Attainment: Feedback, marking and how they can improve learning

This detailed article by Dale Banham describes six stages of feedback, all aimed at improving students’ ability to learn

4 Sep: New Activity: Impact of the Normans – with character cards

A splendid activity from Catherine Flaherty, useable in a variety of ways and across the Key Stages to explore the impact of 1066 on both English and Normans

3 Sep: Edward IV: for new A level Teachers

Recommendations for reading on Edward IV including Tony Pollard’s The Summer King …

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