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    Current Themes: Coronation, an occasion for tradition and celebration

    Use this handy worksheet to get your students talking about the coronation ceremony.

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    CLIL: History—Harriet Tubman

    Learn about Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and social activist that rescued over 70 slaves.

  • Photo of explorer Silvia Alice Earle. If not found, photo of someone doing explorations underwater.

    CLIL: History—Sylvia Alice Earle

    Introduce your students to Silvia Alice Earle, famous for her underwater travels.

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    Beyond: Knowledge: History: The 20th century

    In this lesson students do a quiz about the 20th century.

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    A Time to Travel: England: Suffer and suffrage

    Amber travels back to meet the leader of the suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and learn about why the right to vote is so important. 

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    A Time to Travel: USA: Off to a flying start

    Amber travels back to 1905 to meet famous airplane inventors Orville and Wilbur Wright. Can she manage to avoid crashing one of their original flying machines? In this lesson, students will: learn about the Wright brothers and other American inventors; learn a range of language related to flying; practise extensive and intensive listening and a range of listening sub-skills; complete a memory recall comprehension task to consolidate the story and new language and practise a variety of expressions related to encouragement and reassurance in a role-play task.

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    A Time to Travel: China: The girl in the red dress

    In this teens listening lesson about Chinese New Year, students follow Amber and Hongjun as they try to save the villagers from the evil monster Nian.

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    A Time to Travel: Knights of the Round Table

    Amber travels back to the time of the legendary King Arthur and finds herself caught up in a thrilling quest to return Excalibur.

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    A Time to Travel: USA: Slaves no more

    Amber journeys back in time to meet Abraham Lincoln and show him how his desire to pass the 13th Amendment changed the course of American history forever. In this lesson, students will: learn about Abraham Lincoln, slavery and black American history; practise extensive and intensive listening and a range of ...

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    A Time to Travel: England: To be or not to be: The play

    Amber is in 16th century England and needs to buy some suitable clothing from Toby, the market seller so she can audition for Romeo and Juliet and meet Shakespeare. In this lesson students will: revise adjectives for feelings; practise extensive and intensive listening and a range of listening sub-skills; rehearse ...

  • Photo of Shakespeare or of the Globe Theatre in London.

    A Time to Travel: England: To be or not to be

    Amber finds herself in a difficult classroom situation so whizzes back to Shakespearean England to find a solution.

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    A Time to Travel: Brazil: Lost in the rainforest

    In this lesson, students will learn about the Amazon rainforest have a discussion about places they would like to visit.

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    Reading: Gaudí

    A worksheet with reading and comprehension activities on the life of the architect Gaudí.

  • Photo to illustrate the Middle Ages. If too abstract, photo of a history book.

    Question Loop Speaking Activity: The Middle Ages: Secondary

    Twenty-three question loops on terms associated with the Middle Ages including verbs such as capture, invade, conquer and rule, as well as nouns such as territory, plague, crusader and monarch.

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    The Romans

    What did the ancient Romans eat? What games did Roman children play? How many people could attend chariot race? In this lesson plan, students learn about this ancient civilization and strengthen their vocabulary with words such as aqueduct, lavish and enable.

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    Mysteries of lost worlds

    In this group activity, students discuss the mysterious monuments of lost civilizations and speculate how and why they were built.

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    Mayans and Incas

    In this lesson plan, students work in pairs to read about two ancient civilizations and identify differences between the two.

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    Christopher Columbus

    In this lesson plan, a fun multiple-choice quiz tests students’ knowledge of Christopher Columbus. An information-gap reading activity gets them to check their answers to the quiz. Students then read an article on Columbus and correct the factual mistakes. A vocabulary activity asks students to focus on words such as ...

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    Blackbeard the pirate

    In this lesson plan, students read about Blackbeard and then ask a partner questions about him.

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    Charles Darwin

    Did you know that Charles Darwin was the grandson of the prestigious china maker Josiah Wedgwood, or that he planned to become a doctor but instead chose to study theology? In this lesson plan, students learn about this famed naturalist, his voyages around the globe, and his theory that shook ...