Find a topical resource for every day of the week

April 2012

Monday 16th

Uniting Europe

  • (2003) The Treaty of Accession is signed in Athens admitting 10 new member states into the European Union. Learn about the EU’s foundation and history with a PowerPoint from lozmog.
  • More resources on the European Union

Tuesday 17th

Path to Lutheranism

  • (1521) Martin Luther, the founder of Germanic Protestantism, is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church, paving the way for his reformation. Teach students about his life and practise German in rosered27’s comprehension task.
  • More resources on Lutheranism

Wensday 18th

RIP Einstein

Thursday 19th

Yom HaShoah

  • Today is the Jewish remembrance day for the Holocaust. Communities come together to pray for the dead, remember the suffering and persecution and hope ‘never again’ to experience or see such atrocities. Help students to begin to understand the suffering through the inspirational diary of Anne Frank with resources from annalouiseb.
  • More resources on Anne Frank

Friday 20th


  • (1999) Two high-school students, Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, enter their school at Columbine High School, Littleton, CO with shotguns and pipebombs. They kill 13 people before committing suicide. Society blames their taste for Marilyn Manson, stirring a heated debate about media effects. Investigate the effects model with lauratomkins’ introduction.
  • More Post 16 Issues & Debates resources

Saturday 21st

Henry VIII I am, I am

  • (1509) Henry VIII becomes King of England and goes on to become perhaps one of the most popular monarchs among students today, with his fickle attitude towards wives and reformation of English Christianity. Investigate his life and wives with a multimedia presentation and worksheets from Digital Schoolhouse.
  • More resources on Henry VIII

Sunday 22nd

World Heritage Day

  • (1452) Leonardo Da Vinci is born. Over the next 67 years he will assert himself as the genius of the renaissance. His scientific discoveries were often not fully realised for centuries after his death, but his art works have been gazed at, in wonder, since their creation. Investigate the ‘real Da Vinci codes’ with stroevey’s resource about proportions.