Author Archives: Mr Kydd

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

Posted in Book Reviews, Enrichment, historians, The Later Tudors | Comments Off on Enrichment – things to read. Centenaries and book reviews…

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

Posted in Enrichment, Germany Kaiser to Furhrer course | Comments Off on Enrichment – things to discuss. Denial: The shaming of a ‘holocaust denier’ David Irving

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

Posted in Lower school | Comments Off on Somme investigation – Year Nine.

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Year 7 Silchester Investigation work

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.  

Posted in Enrichment, Politics | Comments Off on Enrichment – I side with ?

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.

Posted in Enrichment | Comments Off on 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.

A coursework message from Mr Jarrett

Hi all, Some electronic versions of the materials that you will need over half term for your coursework. If you click here you will get to the OCR  student guide. If you click here you will get to the power point I was using … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A coursework message from Mr Jarrett

Enrichment – places to visit. An army of map makers.

Many of you will know of my passion for historical maps. If you click here you will to an article from Fred Maynard in the 1843 magazine  advertising a new exhibition at the Map House of London. This focuses on political … Continue reading

Posted in Enrichment, maps, The Later Tudors | Comments Off on Enrichment – places to visit. An army of map makers.

80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Today marks the the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street. If you click here you can read an excellent piece by Kirsty Major in The Independent. She argues that this has lessons for today. “Eighty years ago today … Continue reading

Posted in Enrichment, history in the news, Politics | Comments Off on 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street

Enrichment – Russia’s most unruly ruler ?

Year Thirteen, Great to all of you at History Society today. We will finish off Ivan the Terrible next week. Perhaps Empress Anna Ioannovna was not so brutal, but this article suggests that she was certainly more of a party girl; as well … Continue reading

Posted in Enrichment, History Society | Comments Off on Enrichment – Russia’s most unruly ruler ?