Next week in school

TES 20 January 2012

Next week in school

Monday 23 January -CHINESE NEW YEAR

  • This is the Year of the Dragon. Learn more about it here.

CANCER TALK WEEK

  • (23-27 Jan) Focuses on the emotional impact and practical issues of those living with cancer. This resource from lizardo comes with a free pack from Macmillan to help teach children about cancer.

Tuesday 24 January -GOODBYE WINNIE

  • (1965) Sir Winston Churchill dies at the age of 90. Best remembered for his formidable leadership during WWII, see this resource from Alana852 for his Iron Curtain speech.

Wednesday 25 January -ALL HAIL THE HAGGIS

  • An institution in Scotland, and a night to celebrate Robbie Burns, the national Bard. You don’t have to hire a piper – just follow this BBC link for a great Burns night and more of his poems.

Thursday 26 January -INDIA BREAKS FREE

  • (1950) The independent republic of India is officially born today, after nearly 100 years of British rule. Power was transferred in 1947 but this marked the final cutting of ties. Learn more with this resource from Google

Friday 27 January -HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY

  • This marks the liberation of Auschwitz – the Nazi’s largest concentration camp - in Poland in 1945. Get help teaching how and why the Holocaust happened from QCDA_resources

Saturday 28 January -‘LET ‘EM HAVE IT’

  • (1953) Derek Bentley, 19, is hanged for his part in the murder of PC Sidney Miles. Forty years later then Home Secretary Michael Howard grants him a pardon. Follow this resource from Daisyreed87 for a thought provoking lesson.

Sunday 29 January -POVERTY AND HOMELESS ACTION WEEK

  • This has been run each year since 2008 and brings together Homelessness Sunday (29 Jan) and Poverty Action Sunday (5 Feb). Learn more with this link to the organizers, and events.

TES 20 January 2012