Thursday, July 19, 2012
... a team of lively, bright young people on a school end-of-term project. They are hampered by lack of general knowledge, especially history. At their request, a special session on this - proved v.v. popular. Time-line of crucial events in British history... Roman Empire, arrivals of Angles and Saxons, mission of St Augustine, Saxon kingdoms, Norman Conquest, Middle Ages, etc etc. They also loved 19th-century stuff, Battle of Waterloo, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, India, etc... Much enthusiasm..."Why aren't we taught all this?" "All we've done is bits and pieces, all muddled up. Themes, not proper dates and events." "Can we do more of this?"
Posted by Joanna Bogle at 10:30 pm