Next week at school 12-18 December 2011
HISTORIC PEACE PROTEST (1982)
More than 30,000 women gathered on Greenham Common to protest against plans to site nuclear missiles there. The historic protest lasted 19 years. Follow this link for a personal account: www.greenhamwpc.org.uk
MONKEY LOST IN SPACE (1958)
The American army abandoned the search for Gordo, a squirrel monkey fired into space in a rocket that flew for just 15 minutes. See a resource from ZoeSalmon for a lesson plan on animal rights.
CAPTURE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN (2003)
The ousted president of Iraq was captured by US soldiers after being found hidden in a tiny bunker 10 miles south of his home town, Tikrit. Teach your class about American propaganda with a PowerPoint from maddicks.
NERO'S BIRTHDAY (37AD)
The fifth emperor of the Roman Empire was said to have poisoned his mother and was renowned for burning captured Christians. He committed suicide in 68AD. Learn more in a quiz about early Christians from allenk.
DEATH BY NUMBERS (1969)
British MPs voted for the permanent abolition of the death penalty for murder with a large majority. Follow this link to learn about the UK's campaign to abolish the death penalty globally: http:bit.lyaopK9n
BIRTH OF 'STRANGE BUT TRUE' (1823)
Infamous for his wild personal life, few know that Lord Byron coined the phrase "truth is stranger than fiction". Follow this link to hear part of his poem, Don Juan, which was published on this date: http:bit.lyuQkQGf
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRAD Pitt (1963)
William Bradley Pitt says he will quit acting when he is 50, so today he is one year closer to retirement. He and Angelina Jolie have donated millions to charities including Medecins Sans Frontieres. Read more about the charity here: www.msf.org.uk
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