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Help with History topic please?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by dagnabit, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    My last topic this year is 'nature'. The kids have always really enjoyed it - we do tonnes of science and raise our own butterflies. We don't have to teach history every half term, we alternate/combine with geography as required. However my topic books are a bit geography heavy and I would like to squeeze some history in before summer. Has anyone taught any history linked to a plants/animals type theme? I was thinking of going down the famous person route perhaps?
     
  2. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    My last topic this year is 'nature'. The kids have always really enjoyed it - we do tonnes of science and raise our own butterflies. We don't have to teach history every half term, we alternate/combine with geography as required. However my topic books are a bit geography heavy and I would like to squeeze some history in before summer. Has anyone taught any history linked to a plants/animals type theme? I was thinking of going down the famous person route perhaps?
     
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Charles Darwin?
     
  4. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    The voyage of the Beagle?
     
  5. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    I'd thought Darwin, but it's a catholic school and I got cold feet! I suppose I could concentrate on the botany...[​IMG]
     
  6. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    Dig for Victory?
    Kew Gardens - Capability Brown?
    Gertrude Jeckle ?

     
  7. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    You should demand consultation fees Msz! Off to have a good look at these. Cheers. [​IMG]
     
  8. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Capability Brown would be fab...children could design a garden in his style. Maybe one in a seed tray or something like in village shows.
     
  9. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    That this could occur gives me a chill.
     
  10. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    Don't sweat it Tafkam - it was said tongue in cheek [​IMG]. Sacked off History anyway and went with irrigation - they do tonnes of History in Year 2 so won't suffer for it.
     
  11. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    You could still add a little history with Archemede's screw and Shaduf (Egypt)
     
  12. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    Super idea - again!! [​IMG]
     

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