On February 27th, 1939, Borley Rectory burned down after 76 years of spooking its residents. Ghost-hunter Harry Price wrote two books about Borley Rectory, The Most Haunted House in England and The End of Borley Rectory. Of course, you don’t need to read the books, just click below for the story. There are two pages to print. Click here to get your copies.
Some people are very adventurous when it comes to choosing a pet – none more so than a Costa Rican man who adopted a sixteen-foot crocodile. The exotic pets on offer in Britain tend to be smaller and less intimidating – mice, tortoises, lizards, and tropical fish, for example – but some of them are very unusual indeed. For example, if your ideal companion is an insect that makes an entertaining noise, you could get some Madagascan Hissing Cockroaches…
On 31st March 1889, one of the world’s most famous monuments was officially opened in Paris, France: the Eiffel Tower. We’ve put together a quiz about Gustave Eiffel’s creation and also four other instantly recognisable man-made structures: Big Ben in London; the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sydney Opera House in Australia; and the Statue of Liberty in New York.
Many people suffer from an extreme fear of a particular thing or situation, often without any apparent rational explanation. We call these fears phobias, and there are literally hundreds of different kinds. As we see in this worksheet, they range from the well-known – like the fear of heights, or of spiders – to the very unusual…
On 11th April 1970 a dramatic series of events began when the Apollo 13 spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida, heading for the moon. As shown in the film Apollo 13, the three American astronauts on board were to go through a terrifying experience before they returned home to Earth. We’re going to take a look at what happened before and after the famous words spoken by one of the astronauts: “Houston, we’ve had a problem here…”
In this lesson we’re going to find out about a man who was probably the greatest scientist of the twentieth century: Albert Einstein. You probably already know that his theories helped develop a lot of the technology that forms part of our modern world, but did you know that his personal dislikes included socks and spelling?
British sailors first landed in Australia on 29th April 1770, and European colonisation of the continent began eighteen years later with the establishment of the penal colony of New South Wales. In this lesson we’re going to learn a few facts about Australia’s geography, climate and population (both human and animal), and also pick up a little Australian slang.
This worksheet focuses on the highest mountain on earth, Mount Everest, the summit of which was reached for the first time by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on 29th May 1953.
This week’s lesson takes a look at one of the most famous women of the twentieth century: Diana, Princess of Wales. Her wedding to Prince Charles at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, an event that attracted one of the biggest ever global television audiences, took place on 29th July 1981