Issue 22, Autumn 2010
The McMillan Magazine Online
 

This day in history:

 

22 years ago:

December 1st, 1988: Benazir Bhutto became Prime Minister of Pakistan, the first woman to govern a Muslim nation.

A very thorough lesson plan for older Secondary students from Breaking News English:

 
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0712/071229-bhutto.html

   
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/0712/071229-bhutto.pdf

 

150 years ago:
November 6th, 1860: Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the USA (and the first Republican).

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/history/us/pres/lincoln/

Lots of resources for older Primary and younger Secondary students. November 17th is the 147th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. You can download a pdf of his speech here, with ideas for discussion for your older Secondary students:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson885/Gettysburg-Myths.pdf

  

205 years ago:

October 21st, 1805: the Battle of Trafalgar took place between the British Royal Navy and the combined French and Spanish fleets.

The excellent Woodlands Junior School have created a dynamic PowerPoint presentation narrating the battle:

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/trafalgar/page1.htm

The Guardian UK offers some superb graphics illustrating each stage of the battle (although it's fairly text-heavy):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/0,5860,1504015,00.html

  

Click here for Part 1: Days and festivals to celebrate

Click here for Part 2: Bizarre days and teaching tips!

 

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