Archive for October, 2009

You may have heard about the infamous clock before but have you thought about what you could learn from it. The U.S. version has many different figures to look at. Debt held from other nations, levels of income tax and the personal debt of each individual are only 3 of the 62 different ‘counts’. It is ideal when studying economics or business but you learn from it for history purposes as well. Managing the economy, taxes and loans etc. are all in the syllabus of history. Year 12 study the British government and America. The economy is key in both courses. Year 10 study Germany, Year 13 America again, Year 11 the Cold War and the USSR and various key stage 3 classes will find references to the economy. You can use the links below to look at the U.S. and U.K. clocks but perhaps you could find your own country as well.

U.K. debt clock

U.S. debt clock


First World War

Posted: October 5, 2009 in Miscellaneous, Year 9
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If you are writing a letter from the trenches, either for English or history, it is worth your while reading through some of the letters on this website. You should be able to improve your understanding of the war and be able to empathise more with the people of the time.

You could include the events of Christmas Day 1914 if you so wanted. This clip is a song made in 1983 by Paul McCartney. Obviously not entirely accurate but it will give you a flavour. The website above would be more useful.

…and why is Remembrance Sunday so important?

This a clip that I show for the two minute silence in class…

To put a modern perspective on warfare and Remembrance Day, this clip shows Canadian soldiers past and present remembering. A sad song and sad images but the message is clear. The day is not for just for those in the Great War.