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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

This month In History

As pat of the school assembly programme we seek to broaden children's awareness of news and events both recent and over time. We will typically introduce a small number of events in our limited assembly time and then encourage children to find out more i their free time and possibly with their family. For recent news and events we typically link to BBC news stories; for older events pre-2015 we will use a range of websites that share events on this day in history.

News and events are selected at random and on items that we believe will engage and inspire children; creating awe and wonder along the way. We recognise that not all children will be interested in each and every event and nor should they but we hope most children most of the time will take a great interest in world events past and present as a result of this experience.

If you have content that you believe is positive and will potentially engage and inspire children please share it with us using the form below. It may be a recent news story or an older event. Either way if it promotes a positive learning experience and enables a child to stop, reflect, think and be slightly more knowledgable or conscious of the word around them then we want to hear from you. Significant local, national and international news and events are welcome.

 

To support our research into past events we use the websites below

Guide

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Can you help?

We are always keen to change and improve assembly content so that it has the best possible impact on children's learning and engagement with different topics. If you feel there is content available that we may have missed please use the form opposite to help us improve and enrich our assembly programme or follow this LINK

Britannica

The original encyclopaedia Britannica is online and is an incredible resource.

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.

 

On this day - BBC 

Age appropriate news items between 1950 and 2005 are selected from this site. We strongly recommend parental supervision when children are using this web site.

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.

History Net

This site is biased towards events in America, however it does also provide a good overview of World events.

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.

 

The History Place

 

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.

On This Day

 

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.

Beautiful Britain - On this day in history

Click on the image opposite or follow this LINK.