This week in school

TES 23 September 2011

Saturday 24 September High climbers

  • On this day in 1975 Dougal Haston and Doug Scott become the first Britons to conquer Everest – led by Chris Bonington, who later wrote a book about the trip, Everest the Hard Way. Learn about the history of British expeditions on the world’s most famous mountain.

Sunday 25 - 27 September Harvest Festival

  • Resources on TES:Harvest festival and Sukkot Discover the importance of Harvest – or Sukkot, as the Jewish call it – and why people celebrate the gathering of food

Monday 26 September European Day of Languages

  • Resources on TES:European day of languages millionaire quiz Celebrate EDOL with your class and have fun with a Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz – with sound effects – which can be used in different languages.

Tuesday 27 September Get to the roots of Hair

  • ON this day in 1968 the controversial musical ‘Hair’ opened in London – one day after the abolition of theatre censorship. The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, nudity, and protest against the Vietnam war caused a furore. Learn more about teenage rebellion since the 1930s.
  • Resources on TES:Youth rebellion

Wednesday 28 September No Pens Day

  • A new initiative from the Hello campaign. Schools are being encouraged to put down their pens and pick up their language by spending one day focusing on speaking and listening.
  • Resources on TES:No Pens Day Wednesday

Thursday 29 September Short reign of the Pontiff

  • On this day in 1978 Pope John Paul , elected just 33 days earlier, died of a heart attack aged 65 while reading in bed after the shortest reign in Papal history. Read more about the man remembered by Italians as ‘the smiling Pope’ – and an interesting theory he was assassinated.
  • The Mysterious Death of Pope John Paul I

Friday 30 September The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

  • Macmillan Cancer Support’s number one fund-raising event. Follow the link for teaching plans on cancer, Macmillan’s research work and sun protection.

TES 23 September 2011