Sunday, November 9, 2014

On this day backstories

Image above: Annie Edson Taylor, our 'on this day' discussion from  24 October - an amazing story of going over Niagara Falls in a barrel - why? A fascinating historical 'backstory'.

10 November?

Having studied the Great War this year, we all know what happened on 11 November but what happened on 10 November?
Over recent weeks we have been doing 'On this day' discussions. Use the following links to find something to discuss with class that happened on this day and stimulated your thinking or 'pricked' your interest. Find out what you can about the happening and present orally to the class. 

* BBC on this day
* Historyorb
* History Channel  
* On this day
* New York Times
* British on this day 
* This day in history

During our discussion we have found that every happening has a fascinating historical 'backstory'. To make sense of the happening we need to explore and learn about so much history of people, events and phenomena.

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