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SHEDNOTES 46: REASONS TO BE GRATEFUL

history, reading for kids, ian mortimer, centuries of change, bodley head, history teaching materials The Shed has accepted a proposition that this is a reasonable time for a post on Ian Mortimer’s guide to 10 Of The Worst Years In … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 22: BIT OF FILING

Some cuttings to be filed, under … SHED LIBRARY: MILITARY SLANG For source, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29757988 Condensed version … Most wars can be identified by their own slang, and Afghanistan was no exception. As British combat operations come to an end, … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 21: On 1066 and all that

The Shed’s library includes a section called Reading For Kids and the Telegraph ran a nice piece by Dominic Selwood on the significance of the Battle of Hastings which needs to go in there. Full at http://tinyurl.com/ocba2q5/ Condensed version: “We … Continue reading

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READING MATERIAL – 100 YEARS OF BRITS AT WAR AND SURVIVAL AT SEA

If I was a teacher, I would be bookmarking the impressive bit of research which enabled the Guardian to run a story  on 12.2.14 saying: When British forces pull down the union jack for the last time in Afghanistan this … Continue reading

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READING FOR KIDS – SHAKING THE WORLD, BUNGEE HORROR, DOG-EATING SNAKES ETC.

I liked the Guardian Mag’s answer to the question: What would happen to the earth if everyone on it jumped in the air at once?” Find it at http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/29/ask-a-grown-up-earth-if-everyone-jumped/ And more in the series, Ask A Grown-Up at http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/series/ask-a-grown-up/ Experience: … Continue reading

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JAMBOREE BAG 6

To be filed … NOTES FROM THE CELLAR – ON PAINTING MDF In a piece on careers in construction I once read, somebody was quoted as saying dismissively: “If you can piss, you can paint.” That might apply in the … Continue reading

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JAMBOREE BAG 5

Service has been interrupted by the business of moving house – on the subject of which, more later. Meanwhile, here goes with a somewhat ramshackle post, still to be sorted, in the interests of clearing the decks a bit.  CASHOLOGY … Continue reading

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