Posts Tagged ‘The impact of War on a locality in Britain’
September 14, 2012 by Lydia Syson
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I love talking to audiences of all ages and sizes, and take a very flexible approach to school visits and other events for children, teenagers and adults. You can hear and watch me talking about my books here and on Youtube.
My illustrated, interactive talks are ideal for supporting literacy across the curriculum and all versions can be be booked with a creative writing workshop that makes use of primary sources. Events can be delivered with a focus on English, History, Spanish or French. As well as inspiring students to write historical fiction themselves, and encouraging them to see the history all around them, That Burning Summer events offer excellent support for KS3 work on the WW2 Home Front and GCSE History courses covering Britain at War (1939-45) Talks can also be adapted to integrate history and literacy in Year 6 work on the WW2 Home Front. A World Between Us supports Spanish Civil War units in Highers and AS level history, but also gives invaluable background to the build up to WW2. Liberty’s Fire works particularly well for Year 12 historians who have studied the French Revolution, providing an overview of upheavals in France in the 19th Century, culminating in the Franco-Prussian War, Siege of Paris, and Paris Commune. All my areas of expertise are great topics for sixth-form enrichment, extra-curricular talks and EPQs. I use vivid primary sources of all kinds, always include readings from the novels and plenty of discussion, and my books are an excellent demonstration of how the resources lurking in archives, libraries and museums can be brought to life. I also offer creative writing workshops for young people and adults.
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