South African History
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This history timeline, ‘South African Diamonds and Gold’ features important dates and factual background information about the discovery of diamonds and gold in South Africa and the immediate impact this had on the country. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a …More

Famous Irish People
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This history poster ‘Annie Moore’ features important factual background information about the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in NY, USA. Annie Moore came to represent emigrants from around the world, not least of which the Irish. This is a great resource for broadening students’ knowledge of significant figures from Irish history and could …More

Reading Comprehension
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The article, ‘Cesar Chavez’ describes the life and work of the Mexican American farm worker who was inspired by great thinkers of the past to fight for the rights of farm workers in America. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Comparing Texts
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In these paired texts, ‘Clipper Ships’ and ‘Diary of a Sailor’ readers can use a report and a personal diary from the 1800s to understand older ways of shipping cargo. They provide opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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This article, ‘New York’s Erie Canal’ explains how and why the Erie Canal in New York was built. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Reading Comprehension
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In this story, ‘The Business’ two friends set out to raise worms to sell as fishing bait. When a problem arises at the last minute, they have to find another way to sell their goods. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Readers Theatre
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This Readers Theatre activity, ‘The Dust Bowl’ encourages students to use text organisers to determine the main ideas and to locate information in a text. It also builds reading fluency. This activity includes a script for 7 readers.

British History
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This history article, ‘The Royal Mint’ features the mint that makes the United Kingdom’s currency. It provides factual information about the Royal Mint, and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘What Did People Use to Buy Things Before There Was Money?’ features the items people used long ago to pay for goods and services. It provides factual information about early currency and bartering, complete with a glossary of unfamiliar words and terms from the text and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural …More

Writing Prompt
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This fun and engaging worksheet ‘Diamond or Gold Nugget’, uses the popular Would You Rather game as a writing prompt for students to consider which of these two South African treasures they would rather be and why. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with South African culture and …More

Writing Prompt
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This fun and engaging worksheet ‘Springbok or Blue Crane’, uses the popular Would You Rather game as a writing prompt for students to consider which of these two South African animals they would rather be and why. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with South African culture and …More

Writing Prompt
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This fun and engaging worksheet ‘Waterford Crystal or Aran Sweater’, uses the popular Would You Rather game as a writing prompt for students to consider which of these two iconic craft items they would rather be and why. It is aimed at broadening students’ awareness of the symbols and icons associated with Irish culture and …More

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