Next week in school

TES 10 February 2012

Next week in school

MONDAY 13 February -The Kyoto Protocol comes into force

  • (2005) – aiming to curb the air pollution blamed for global warming. It took seven years to get the agreement and many still dispute manmade climate change.Hold your own classroom climate summit with a resource from HollyMiddleditch.

TUESDAY 14 February -BE MY VALENTINE

  • Named after one or more early Christian martyrs, it’s now traditionally a day to kiss rather than kill your loved one shough the saccharine commercialism could drive you over a cliff. This resource from Runaway has themes in French and German

WEDNESDAY 15 February -INTERNATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER DAY

  • Designed to raise awareness of children with terminal illness. (The same day in 1952 King George VI is laid to rest after dying of lung cancer at the age of 56.) Learn more about childhood cancer day with this resource from Tes Web Staff

THURSDAY 16 February -HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN

  • Outspoken tennis legend John McEnroe turns 53. Immortalise him on your classroom wall with vixstervix’s timeline of famous sports people.

FRIDAY 17 February -HER NAME WAS LOLA

  • (1821) Birthday of Irish-born show girl Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, better known as Lola Montez who became a ‘Spanish dancer’ and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria one out from as famous for her beauty as her notorious temper. Learn more about the culture of Germany and Austria with this powerpoint from MFLteacher1

SATURDAY 18 February -BOTTOMS UP BASIL BRUSH

  • Foxes around the country celebrated in 2005 when on this day, after a lengthy debate, a ban was slapped on the blood sport. (Shame no-one told the foxes that chicken massacres are also unethical.) See this resource from Revisionstation

SUNDAY 19 February -COMPENSATION FOR THALIDOMIDE

  • A settlement for damages is agreed in the High Court for 62 child Thalidomide victims. Worldwide some 8,000 women who took thalidomide as a sedative gave birth to babies with deformities. See this resource from rainbowhunter for lessons on drug testing

TES 3 February 2012