Resource a day

Find a topical resource for every day of the week

January 2012

Monday 16

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY

Tuesday 17

FIRST MORNING TV

  • (1983) The BBC launches Breakfast Time, Britain’s first breakfast news television programme. Does television make us lazy? Debate with this resource from TES English.
  • More TV, Film & Radio resources

Wednesday 18

BIG SCHOOLS’ BIRDWATCH 16-30 Jan

  • Conservationists are urging international action to save migratory birds such as the turtle dove, wood warbler and yellow wagtail. The TES Resource Team has compiled this resource with the RSPB.
  • More resources for the Big Schools’ Birdwatch

Thursday 19

IN BRIEF

  • (1935) Coopers Inc. – now known as Jockey – launches the world’s first briefs, dispensing with leg sections and with a Y-shaped overlapping fly. A resource from collaborative on personal hygiene. Are you a stinker?
  • More resources on personal hygiene

Friday 20

AMERICA’S YOUNGEST PRESIDENT

  • (1961) Democrat John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the US. The 43-year-old Roman Catholic began his speech ‘my fellow citizens’, a term first used by President George Washington. This resource from allenklooks at his legacy.
  • More resources on USA after 1945

Saturday 21

BON ANNIVERSAIRE

  • (1905) The birthday of Christian Dior, the French fashion designer who dressed Nazi wives and gave the world The New Look. See this resource from Susan K on iconic products.
  • More product design resources

Sunday 22

FARMHOUSE BREAKFAST WEEK 22-28 JAN

  • A campaign to highlight the importance of breakfast and raise awareness of the range and quality of produce available in the UK. This resource from ChristianAid looks at farming of the future.
  • More resources on farming

Monday 23

CHINESE NEW YEAR

  • Chinese tradition each year is dedicated to a specific animal – this is the Year of the Dragon. Your pupils can decorate and print off a beautiful traditional Chinese dragon of their own, courtesy of TESiboard.
  • for Chinese New Year

Tuesday 24

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.
  • on Winston Churchill

Wednesday 25

BURNS NIGHT

Thursday 26

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
  • More resources for on Britain and India

Friday 27

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.
  • More resources for Holocaust Memorial Day

Saturday 28

‘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.
  • More resources on Derek Bentley

Sunday 29

POVERTY AND HOMELESS ACTION WEEK 28 JAN – 5 FEB