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28 November - 4 December 2011

28 November - 4 December 2011


CountDown to Christmas

It's easy to hook pupils on chocolate Advent calendars, but you can also teach them about the importance of Advent and why we celebrate it with a resource from ctw1471.


online privacy

Birthday of footballer Ryan Giggs, who had a now notorious affair with Imogen Thomas. A super-injunction gagged the press, but Twitter made it an open secret. A resource by TSN will help with pupils' Facebook privacy settings.


St Andrew's Day

The patron saint of Scotland - and also Greece, Romania and Russia. And in parts of Eastern Europe, the day is said to be auspicious for women looking for a husband. Compile a lively assembly for primary pupils with a resource from gritzy.


World Aids Day

There are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children, according to UNAIDS. Find out more in a comprehensive collection of assemblies, films and lesson plans from The Salvation Army.


International Day for The Abolition of Slavery

In 1781, the crew of the British slave ship Zong murdered 133 Africans by dumping them at sea. Learn about the British slave trade in a resource from English Heritage. Find more resources on page 40.


International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This day aims to promote understanding and raise support for the rights of people with disabilities. Try a group activity from annhinchliffe on challenging stereotypes.


Giant of classical music dies (1976)

Benjamin Britten, one of Britain's greatest composers, died on this day aged 63. Learn more with James Reevell's resource for students on Britten's guide to the layout of the symphony orchestra.

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