Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week - 21 June 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week

21 June 2013

Links to articles and resources featured in TES this week

Bringing animals back from the dead
On and off the wall
Forced out of their homes
A new berth

Time to flee

  • Children walk in the shoes of a refugee in amysp's activity on asylum seeking.

Tudor seafaring

  • explore marine archaeology with this teacher resource pack from Wessex Archaeology.

Invent 50s 80s

  • Consider the importance of inventions from the 1950s to the 1980s using duncant01's worksheets.

History of cloning

  • Remember Dolly the sheep? explore the history of cloning with this BBC Class Clips – English video.

Further resources

Endangered book

  • Raise awareness of endangered species with katherinerowan's colourful resource.

Vict timeline

  • Explore the achievements of Victorian Britain with a timeline of inventions from StudentTeacher444.

Bigissue assembly

  • How does it feel to have no home? The-Big-Issue- Foundation's assembly plan helps to educate children about homelessness.


  • Practise animal vocabulary in French with kilky75's flash cards and matching activity.

Letting go of life
Inside the brain
Souls enwrapped in gloom
Out of the darkness

NHS choices

  • Help students to cope with bereavement using guidance from NHS Choices.

Oliver Byron

  • Television presenter and Lord Byron fan Miquita Oliver talks about the poet in this video from BBC Learning.

Brain mag

  • How do scientists know what happens in the brain? This magazine from Wellcome Trust contains information on imaging techniques.

Mental wellbeing

  • In Looplou13's lesson on happiness, students learn how setting "SMART" goals can help us to feel happy.

Further resources

KS3 keats

  • Analyse John Keats' poem To Autumn using johncallaghan's resource.

Mental illness myths

  • Dispel myths about mental illness and identify symptoms with lewishan78's lesson pack.

Anxiety NSPCC

  • This NSPCC video explains why it is important to talk about your worries.

News report writing

  • Introduce your class to the basics of news writing in TESEnglish's activity.

News values

  • EmmyCD's lesson considers how news stories are reported and why some are given more prominence than others.

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Special needs resources:

Moving on

  • What kinds of choices exist for young people with special needs who are leaving school and reaching adulthood? Check out ADDers-org's useful guide on transition and how to support students and their parents.

Interactive counting

  • "Make a loop and then a line, this is the way to make a nine." Engage students through number rhymes with bevevans22's interactive PowerPoint on counting formations, complete with animations.

Wonderful words

  • Encourage your students to be creative by asking them to think of imaginative and descriptive words that reflect a series of photographs, in a spelling, punctuation and grammar activity from TESprimary.

Top 5 assemblies

Tour de France

  • Inspire your students to take up cycling with a PowerPoint assembly from Suzann.

Armed Forces Day

  • Help your students pay tribute to service personnel this Armed Forces Day (29 June) with an activity guide and assembly ideas from Army in Education.

Emotional literacy

  • Encourage students to develop empathy with an interactive assembly from randomgirly.


  • What makes a good family? Check out this video from TrueTube, in which young people share their views.

My heroes

  • Encourage students to think about what it means to be heroic by taking a look at fictional and real-life heroes in an assembly from poppy52.