Category: Modern Studies

You are getting older – combining history with numeracy in the classroom

You’re getting old! This a an online tool where you enter a date, such as a birthdate, and the site presents a whole range of calculations related to that day by comparison to the current date and time. The calculations presented include (if it’s for a birthdate) exactly how old at that moment in time …

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Fake, Fiction or Fact? How can learners be helped to work out what’s true?

There are so many choices for sources of news for learners to find out about what’s going on the world today, whether printed media, online news sites or social media. But how can learners be helped to be able to work out if what they are reading has any substance in fact, how accurate the information is, or what …

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Jubilee! Marking Milestones in History and Creative Ways to Celebrate School Anniversaries Across the Curriculum

Perhaps your school is celebrating an anniversary, perhaps having 5, 10, 25, 50 years or centenary celebrations of the school itself, perhaps a local or national event such as a Silver Jubilee, or Diamond Jubilee. Whatever the number of days, months or years involved in the celebration, the following ideas can be adapted to harness …

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Primary Games for Learning Gains

Primary Games Arena is a site aimed specifically at pupils in primary schools and comprises free online games for all ages and stages, as well as all areas of the curriculum. There is a huge selection of high-quality games which have been identified to individually address the needs of the curriculum first and foremost to address the learning required for …

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Global Citizenship – Connecting Classrooms

“In today’s globalised society, connecting, collaborating and working together with people in other countries is an increasing part of everyday reality – from business, to leisure and beyond.” This introduction to Global Citizenship is from the British Council’s eTwinning schools portal  “Bringing an International Dimension to Childrens’ Education has never been more important if we …

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How do our parliaments work in Scotland, the UK and the EU?

Is your class about to start learning about how our parliaments work? There are resources aimed specifically at primary schools for learning about how the parliaments of our country work – whether that is the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament or the European Union. Each of these sites seek to provide information in engaging ways, …

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