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
The subject of this week’s lesson is Bhutan, a small Buddhist country in the Himalayas. It is distinguished by its geographical and cultural isolation: it has only had television since 1999, and its capital city, Thimphu, has the distinction of not containing a single traffic light. The country celebrates its independence day on 8th August.
This lesson focuses on Martin Luther King, the famous American civil rights leader who was tragically assassinated in April 1968. He was a superb orator, and perhaps his most well-known speech is the one that contained the lines beginning ‘I have a dream…’, delivered in Washington DC on 28th August 1963.
This lesson focuses on the history of the United States. One of the United States’ most important events was the signing of the country’s constitution on 17th September 1787.