On this day in 1969, spaceship Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon. Find moon resources
The Trans-Siberian Railway
The 4607-mile-long railway was completed on this day in 1904. Ask the children to research which areas its trains pass through.
On this day in 1829, the inventor, Willian Butt, patented the typewriter. You could challenge the children to come up with an invention — as wacky as they like!
The Harry Potter star was born on this day in 1989. As a class, thought shower ideas for a story about a boarding school with a difference. Will the children have magical powers, be from another planet, or perhaps have super powers?
Mary Queen of Scots forced to abdicate (1567)
On this day in 1567, Mary Queen of Scots was forced to abdicate the English throne to enable her one-year-old son, James VI to become king.
St Christopher's Day
Today is the Patron Saint of travel — St Christopher’s Day. If the children could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go? On-line resources
This gold-medal-winning ice skater was born on this day in 1956. Do any of your class participate in sports, such as ice skating, in their own time? Invite them to share their experiences.
On this day in 1833, slavery was abolished through out the British Empire, by the passing of the Emancipation Act.
On this day in 1588, Spain’s so-called ‘Invincible Armada’ was defeated by British naval forces.