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Entries from April 22nd, 2012

Queen Victoria Online Scrapbook

April 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Queen Victoria Online Scrapbook · Links to other websites

This is a fantastic new resource, recently released by the National Archives to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee. Queen Victoria Online Scrapbook. It contains some excellent document scans, lesson plans and much more information all about Queen Victoria’s life, from previously unseen documents. All in all, a wonderful accompaniment to our Victorian Invention workshops! If […]

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We get a letter from the Queen!

April 21st, 2012 · Comments Off on We get a letter from the Queen! · Building our workshops, For pupils, For teachers

At Balestra living history we are always adding items and information to our workshops to make them more interesting and in this year of the Queen’s jubilee we thought it would be a good idea to put in some information about her role during the war into our WW2 school workshop. We also thought it […]

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Video: the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851 as it is now!

April 13th, 2012 · Comments Off on Video: the site of the Great Exhibition of 1851 as it is now! · For teachers

The Great Exhibition of 1851

At Balestra Living History we get to do lots of cool stuff such as conduct research trips for our workshops. One of our recent trips was to London to look at all the Victorian links that are there, which were far too many to cover in one day! However, we did get the opportunity to […]

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Rationing in WW2: The British High Street (youtube) video

April 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on Rationing in WW2: The British High Street (youtube) video · For pupils, For teachers, Links to other websites

I’ve just found this great youtube link, which is really interesting if you want to learn about the problems people encountered with rationing in WW2. The British High Street in WW2 part 2 of 5 – YouTube. It really makes you think about the way that it affected not just the lives of the public, […]

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Hello teachers! More about our History workshops

April 4th, 2012 · Comments Off on Hello teachers! More about our History workshops · For teachers

If you are teaching either the Victorians or the Second World War this term I just wanted to let you know about our two primary history workshops in more detail. Both workshops are built from the ground up with one aim in mind, and that is to make the pupils’ learning of the topics extremely […]

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