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History & Geography

Geography: Kansas, "There’s no place like home"

08/03/2018 by Victoria Heward
The Wizard of Oz tells the story of Dorothy Gale who is blown away from her home in a tornado. After her many adventures, she finally manages to get back...

History: School

05/02/2018 by Victoria Heward
In 1840 almost 2 million people lived in London, but there was no compulsory schooling and so very few children received an education. This high level...

History: Dandyism and fashion

03/01/2018 by Victoria Heward
The words ‘dandy’ and ‘dandyism’ were first used to describe a man who loved fashion and was particularly interested in his physical appearance....

History: Bath

01/12/2017 by Victoria Heward
Jane and her family moved to Bath in 1801 when it was a busy, stylish city with elegant houses and fashionable meeting places. Both she and her sister...

History: The California Gold Rush

14/11/2017 by Victoria Heward
On January 14, 1848 a man called James Marshall discovered gold in a river in California. Soon people started travelling west from all over the USA hoping...

History: Sherlock Holmes’ London

25/10/2017 by Victoria Heward
Victorian London was the perfect setting for Sherlock Holmes and his mysteries. The end of the nineteenth century was a time of great industrial and social...