Category Archives: Curriculum Resources

Are Bhutan and Vanuatu world leaders? Thoughts for the International Day of Happiness

Happiness is a word with an intense golden glow and surely one of the main goals of each one of us every day of our lives; but it seems an elusive thing, difficult to define or measure or pursue systematically or collectively. … Continue reading

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Finding inspiration on a stormy weekend: Curriculum Resource ideas from the SLA

Like many institutions concerned with teacher training the UCL Institute of Education has, as part of its library, a collection of resources for use in the classroom. This collection has two roles: to show what is available to support teaching … Continue reading

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Where are all the other bards?

Where are all the other bards? Have you ever seen been exhilarated by a production of 17th century writer Aphra Behn? Have you ever been riveted by a play of 18th century writer Susanna Centlivre? Have you ever missed stops … Continue reading

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Films for Francophiles

The Education in Literature Collection contains a number of films in French with English subtitles. Older favourites by classic directors are represented by Pocket Money (L’argent de poche) directed by Francois Truffaut and Au revoir les enfants  directed by Louis … Continue reading

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The wondrous world of book illustration

If you have not been to the fabulous exhibition about 150 years of Alice in Wonderland, it is still on until 16 April 2016. It is right in the foyer of the British Library, and it is free of charge. You … Continue reading

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At the Heart of the School: celebrate National Libraries Day

Question: What do you have in school that can: Improve literacy Foster reading for pleasure Raise academic achievement Develop positive attitudes towards learning Deliver information literacy skills Create a community And more… Answer: A School Library National Libraries Day will … Continue reading

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Featured Web Resource: love My books

It is not often that we recommend websites but we have decided to feature an exceptional one,  Lovemybooks, as it has a link with Early Years and KS1.  The site’s patrons are also some of the best-known children’s authors including … Continue reading

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