offers further information. Later, there will be a book of the series (October) and a DVD (November).
That'll Teach 'Em 2
C4 Monday-Friday, September 27-October 1, 9.30-10.20am
Modern geography is not about anything so trivial as knowing how to find Belfast or Bristol on a map: "If I want to go to Plymouth, I'll get a train," says one of the young participants in this experiment, rudely transported back from the 21st century to a 1960s-style secondary modern school. Practical skills turn out to be a bit of a shock for the "fast-food, text-message generation", but not nearly so much of a problem as 1960s discipline. There are soon tears over the typewriters.
The most interesting observation to emerge from this is the extent to which modern teenagers are divorced from the things that made up the everyday life of their forebears: not only milking a goat, but cooking a meal or even finding where they live on a map of the British Isles are bewildering tasks. A very watchable new, five-part series, designed for teaching history to 14 to 19-year olds, with implications for citizenship and PSHE.
Word Games 2
Radio 4 Thursdays, September 23-December 2, 3.35-3.50am
Fun with words, presented in a way that works well on radio. This second series, designed for 7 to 9-year-olds, covers topics that include alphabetical order, synonyms and antonyms, spelling, past tense and parts of speech. Each 15-minute programme can be recorded and used in sections with a whole class, or with smaller groups.
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