Author Archives: Mr Kydd

Obituary – Brunhilde Pomsel (11 January 1911 – 27 January 2017)

If you click here you will get to the BBC obituary for Brunhilde Pomsel. She was Goebbels’ personal secretary, and one of the last direct links to the Nazi regime. You may know of her from the excellent German life documentary (trailer … Continue reading

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Enrichment – something to listen to. How will Trump compare to previous US presidents ?

It is unquestionable that, as the Chinese curse goes, we are living in interesting times. If you click here you can listen to Adam Smith attempt to compare Donald Trump to previous US presidents. It is on this Monday – have a listen … Continue reading

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Enrichment – places to visit. The American Dream exhibition at the British Museum

If you click here then you can find out more about the forthcoming American Dream exhibition.  Just £13 to you young people. It opens in March, and looks very special. There is of course so much else to see that is very … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to watch. Timewatch: The Mary Rose

If you click here you will get to the BBC iplayer and Dan Snow’s Mary Rose Timewatch programme. It is excellent – particularly if you are thinking of archaeology as a degree course. You may also like to click here to visit the BBC’s online … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

Something to read for both years below. Year Thirteen – If you click here you will get to Shaun Walker’s article discussing how Russia is considering how to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution in 1917. “1917 is problematic. On the one hand, the Soviet … Continue reading

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Enrichment – things to discuss. Denial: The shaming of a ‘holocaust denier’ David Irving

Happy New Year all, A very controversial one to start 2017. David Irving is the “historian” who has been to court and indeed to jail for views on the Second World War. Below find  a trailer for a BBC film … Continue reading

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Somme investigation – Year Nine.

Following on from Monday’s lesson. For our next lesson, Re-read the sheets and powerpoint. watch the rest of Defeat to Victory (below) Write two to three paragraphs in full English to answer the following question. “The Somme was a complete … Continue reading

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Year 7 Silchester Investigation work

For next lesson. Read “The Romans build towns” – on the second page you will find a plan of Silchester. Study it. 2. Watch the following 5 minute video.   3. Explore the following links http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk/collections/archaeology/silchester/  http://www.reading.ac.uk/silchester/ 4. Write a … Continue reading

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Enrichment – I side with ?

If you click here then you can take a quiz to see which candidate you agree with more. You may also like to watch the final debate below. Mr Kydd.  

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Enrichment – 950 years ago today Harold didn’t get killed by an arrow through his eye. Find out what did happen on that fateful day.

Today is the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. If you click on the link below then you can find out more from the Get History website. Mr Kydd.

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