Next week at school - 9-15 January 2012

6th January 2012 at 00:00

MONDAY

EDEN DEPARTS (1957)

Sir Anthony Eden resigned as prime minister due to ill health; his handling of the Suez crisis was the start of his demise. Read more in a resource by nationalarchives.

TUESDAY

THE UNLUCKIEST BISHOP (1645)

Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud lost his head at the Tower of London. He was granted a royal pardon, but in the Civil War it didn't save him. Dar1798 has a resource on the causes of the Civil War.

WEDNESDAY

EDUCATION FOR ALL (1973)

The first Open University degrees were awarded to 867 students who worked from home. It wasn't until 2000, however, that the Open University held the UK's first online graduation ceremony. Find out more at www.open.ac.uk

THURSDAY

Just deserts (1982)

Margaret Thatcher's son Mark went missing in the Sahara during the Paris-Dakar rally. He was found three days later in need of "a beer, a sandwich, a bath and shave". Danielwillcocks charts Thatcher's career.

FRIDAY

UNLUCKY FOR SOME

If you're in the West you'll be avoiding ladders and black cats. But Friday 13th is the New Year for much of eastern Europe, including Russia, Georgia, Belarus and the Ukraine, which use the old calendar. Blue117 offers a lesson in calendars and leap years.

SATURDAY

END OF THE TERROR (2002)

The foot-and-mouth crisis that saw 6.5 million animals slaughtered and cost the UK farming industry #163;2.4 billion officially ended after 11 months. Find out about diseases that become public interest with QCDA_Resources.

SUNDAY

GOODBYE VIETNAM (1973)

President Richard Nixon calls a halt to the US bombing of North Vietnam after a war that lasted 18 years. The ceasefire led to the country's eventual reunification. EmilyThomas offers three lessons on the war.

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