History's HEROES?

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Teaching ideas

This area offers a wide range of teaching ideas based on the material in this site.

The Heroine and the Holocaust

The Heroine and the Holocaust This unit uses Irena Sendlerowa's story to shine a light on a dark period of European history.

Two Strong Women

Two Strong Women This unit asks pupils to look at one of two periods of English history through the lives of these women, the Anglo-Saxon princess Aethelflaed and the Tudor Protestant Anne Askew.

Great Campaigners

Great Campaigners Quite a few of the heroes listed in the section "Heroes?" were campaigners for a variety of different causes. This teaching idea focuses on them and, using them as examples, challenges pupils to think about how they can make a difference in today's world.

The Secret War

Alan Turing and Noor Inayat Khan were two very different individuals. However, they both worked in secret intelligence during the Second World War. This unit uses their lives to illuminate the crucial role played by non-combatants during war.

How many ways?

How many ways? This teaching idea encourages pupils to think of the many different ways people can make a difference in society.

National Heroes

National Heroes These are the individuals who have been traditionally regarded as heroes - but were they?

What Is A Hero?

What Is A Hero? This section contains a series of units designed to prompt pupils to analyse wider issues around questions of fame, celebrity, self-sacrifice and plain good citizenship.

Your Heroes

Your Heroes The section "Your Heroes" allows pupils to put entries about heroes up on the site - why not ask them to contribute an entry about a person they are not familiar with?

Tools

Tools This section contains teaching ideas using a number of learning tools developed specially by E2BN.

Elizabeth Fry

Elizabeth Fry This section provides ideas, activities and downloadable resources, for teachers, related to Elizabeth Fry.

Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine This section provides ideas, activities and downloadable resources, for teachers, related to Thomas Paine.

Thomas Fowell Buxton

Thomas Fowell Buxton This section provides ideas, activities and downloadable resources, for teachers, related to Thomas Fowell Buxton.

Harriet Martineau

Harriet Martineau This section provides ideas, activities and downloadable resources, for teachers, related to Harriet Martineau.

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