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The Making of Modern Britain. BBC Two - A History of Britain by Simon Schama - Episode guide. Primary Homework Help for Kids - by Mandy Barrow. Native American Resources for Teachers. Biography Lesson Plans and Lesson Ideas. Introducing Biographies-Getting to Know You. Biographies. Teaching World War I With The New York Times. Viewpoint: 10 big myths about World War One debunked. 25 February 2014Last updated at 15:45 GMT Much of what we think we know about the 1914-18 conflict is wrong, writes historian Dan Snow.

Viewpoint: 10 big myths about World War One debunked

No war in history attracts more controversy and myth than World War One. For the soldiers who fought it was in some ways better than previous conflicts, and in some ways worse. By setting it apart as uniquely awful we are blinding ourselves to the reality of not just WW1 but war in general. History - World War One Centenary - WW1 1914-1918. A quest for truth: why I made Only Remembered. Tragedy: 10 million soldiers were killed world war one, this photograph shows one of the most well known mass war graves, Ypres in France.

A quest for truth: why I made Only Remembered

Photograph: Antonio Olmos/The Guardian A few years ago I came across the grave of a young British soldier in France, one of thousands, one of hundreds of thousands. First world war centenary is a year to honour the dead but not to glorify. On the morning of 18 August 1918, units of the Belgian army climbed out of their trenches and advanced.

First world war centenary is a year to honour the dead but not to glorify

For the first time since the invasion of their country four years earlier, they drove the Germans back, and in doing so took the hamlet of De Kuiper. It was not recognisable any more as a place where anyone had ever lived, simply a desolate wasteland of mud and craters, but it was, nonetheless, Belgian land, their land. It was for Belgians a small but symbolic victory, a proud victory.

Back home in Radlett, Hertfordshire, my grandfather, Emile Cammaerts, heard the glad news and rejoiced. He was a fiercely patriotic Belgian poet – it could be said, the Rupert Brooke of the the Belgians – who, after the German invasion of his country, had written deeply felt and stirring poems, to summon up Belgian blood, to stiffen Belgian sinews. The Great War . Prologue.

Teaching the First World War, facts and resources. USA's historie. Native America. United States History. Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island. World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942.

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island. Flight to Freedom: Introduction. Slavery, according to historian and sociologist Orlando Patterson, was social death.

Flight to Freedom: Introduction

This was especially so of the slavery practiced in the United States from its very founding as a colonial empire in 1609, to 1865, when ended the bloody struggle which abolished the institution and united the nation. During the three and one-half centuries of slavery's existence, millions of African-descended people were torn from their homes, separated from family and community, and brutally put to the lash for profit. These Africans resisted. In nearly every conceivable way, they registered their protest against their enslavement. One of the most important ways they resisted was to remove their labor from the reach of their masters. We hope you find this website educational. On the Trail of Captain John Smith: A Jamestown Adventure.

Teaching American History Network. Colonies Documentary - US History 1619 1699. Colonial history of the United States of America. Colonial history of the United States of America. US History Overview 1: Jamestown to the Civil War. Thirteen Colonies: the New England Colonies. The Story Of The First Settlers of the USA in 1620. Native America before European Colonization. Immigration Through Ellis Island - Award Winning Documentary Video Film. America's Immigration History. Year 9 - Dreams. Tracks 2013: The Story of the Native Americans / Sure You Can ... History of the Civil Rights Movement (video 5,52 min) English Lesson Plans on American Presidents. “I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” ~ John F.

English Lesson Plans on American Presidents

Kennedy 43 Ready-Made Lesson Plans Our American Presidents lesson section is finally complete! In this section, you will find 43 ready-made lesson plans. 43? Wait! You and your students will learn lots of fun trivia about American presidents and history in our ready-made lesson plans. Though we are excited to have this section complete, our team is also a bit sad to see this project come to an end. Quick Facts about the American Presidents Section Suggested Ideas for Covering the American Presidents Here are some ideas for using our American Presidents lesson plans: 1. First North Americans.

Anglo-Saxon - The History of English (1/10) Primary History Teaching Resources and Printables. History of the English Language (1943) World War II: Everything You Need. The Knotted Line US history. History's HEROES. A day in the life of a convict. Some hapless individuals experienced the full horrors of convict transportation.

A day in the life of a convict

It was no wonder that some, like Anderson, endured periods of mental instability. Navy seaman and thief Charles ‘Bony’ Anderson arrived in Sydney from Devonshire in 1834, aged 24. He was heavily tattooed, with designs of a mermaid, anchor, buoy, cottage, flag, heart, crucifix, sun, moon and seven stars, Adam and Eve, serpent and tree. In coming years he was frequently flogged, for mutinous conduct, striking fellow prisoners, assaulting an overseer and neglect of work. After one offence he was apparently cruelly chained to a rock on Goat Island, in public view and fed with a long pole.  Australians Together. The colonisation of Australia had a devastating impact on the Indigenous people who had lived on this land for over 60,000 years.

 Australians Together

Prior to British settlement, more than 500 Indigenous nations inhabited the Australian continent, approximately 750,000 people in total. (1). Their cultures had developed over 60,000 years, making Indigenous Australians the custodians of the world’s most ancient living culture. Each group lived in close relationship with the land and had custody over their own traditional country. In 1770, during his first Pacific voyage, Lieutenant James Cook claimed possession of the east coast of Australia for the British Crown. Upon his return to Britain, Cook’s reports inspired the establishment of a penal colony in the newly claimed territory. Big History Project. Civil Rights. Apartheid. Primary History - World War 2.

British Anthem, God Save the Queen. Learning Zone Class Clips - Martin Luther King describes the workings of segregation in the southern USA - History Video. A Brief History of the United States of America. I Have A Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan. Find Every Literary Term in Martin Luther King Jr.’s Most Famous Speech Check out the lyrics and more.

I Have A Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. led a march on Washington, D.C. The speech he gave that day is one of the best known in American history. When people remember the “I Have a Dream” speech, as it has come to be known, they recall King’s message about civil rights. But perhaps the reason it is so memorable is because King was a master of literary and rhetorical devices. This lesson plan allows students to review literary terms, rhetorical devices and figurative language with a scavenger hunt through “I Have a Dream” speech. The Lesson Plan 1. 3. 4. 5. Examples of Literary Terms in the “I Have a Dream Speech” AlliterationThe repetition of sounds makes the speech more catchy and memorable. In a sense we have come to our nation’s capital to cash a check. I Have A Dream Speech Analysis Lesson Plan. Martin Luther King - click on this page to take you to the Martin Luther King page. History - Martin Luther King's Style of Leadership. BBC History - Martin Luther King.

Ellis Island: Immigration. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Old Maps Online. Teaching Ideas. The Romans were famous for their roads, and this page describes how Roman roads were built, and how you could use the topic in the classroom.

Teaching Ideas

The Romans built roads so that the army could march from one place to another. They tried to build the roads as straight as possible, so that the army could take the shortest route. How the Road was Built... 1) First, the army builders would clear the ground of rocks and trees. They then dug a trench where the road was to go and filled it with big stones. 2) Next, they put in big stones, pebbles, cement and sand which they packed down to make a firm base 3) Then they added another layer of cement mixed with broken tiles. Primary History - Romans - Invasion. BBC Bitesize - How the Romans conquered Britain. Schools - Primary History. Native Americans History and Culture (video 3 min) USA a nation of immigrants (video 3 min) When is Thanksgiving? BBC Bitesize Highlights.