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Windsor Castle




Windsor Castle is the largest inhabited castle in Europe. Construction was ordered by William the Conqueror shortly into his reign. Windsor Castle has remained an official residence of the royal family to this day. In the modern day Windsor Castle …Read more »






Westminster Abbey




Westminster Abbey dates back to at least 785 and has been used over the centuries for many regal ceremonies such as coronations, weddings and funerals.  During the reign of Edward the Confessor Westminster Abbey was rebuilt in the style of …Read more »






Tower Bridge. A visual guide to the history of the bridge.




Tower Bridge opened in 1894 after 8 years of constrction. Often mistakenly thought of as being London Bridge the project cost £1184000, a staggering figure for the late nineteenth century.  The resource below has been provided by Wordbank and forms …Read more »






Hampton Court Palace. A visual introduction.




Hampton Court Palace is synonymous with the rule of the Tudors with King Henry VIII seizing it in 1529 for his personal use. The resource below has been provided by Wordbank and forms part of The London Pass, a digital …Read more »






The Tower of London. A resource from The London Pass created by Wordbank. used with permission.




The Tower of London remains one of the most iconic sites within the City of London. Built early in the reign of the Normans and an integral part of the conquest, it remained a significant military and political site for …Read more »






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The movement for equal rights for Women in the United States was not straightforward. the ‘traditional’ role of the woman’s place being in the home remained largely prevalent into the 1950’s before activists started pressing for equal opportunities. Unsurprisingly, this …Read more »






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The value of a dedicated Historical Library in school Lots of schools have fantastically well resourced libraries, catering for all manner of tastes, interests and levels. Some schools are fortunate enough to have faculty based libraries. The offerings for pupils …Read more »









The Christmas festivities almost upon us and (no doubt) management are trying to ensure that lessons are productive and rather lacking in video watching. Here are some sites that cover elements of the History of Christmas. I’ve tried to ensure a …Read more »






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What is iBeacon and how is it Being Used in Education? When people discuss location aware learning tools, they usually are talking about Apple’s iBeacon. The iBeacon is a Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) device that has significant potential in the world …Read more »






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Encourage Their (Your Children’s) Creativity with Music Lessons Do you want to enhance or improve the creativity and mental performance of your children? One way of doing it even at a young age is through music lessons. If you want …Read more »






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