After all your work on Dictionary Johnson try this cross quiz. Nine tricky questions to try.

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Despite numerous setbacks the creator of the first comprehensive English dictionary never gave up on his dream. Let’s look at Dr Johnson, his life, his times and his magnificent book.

After all your work on Dictionary Johnson try this cross quiz. Nine tricky questions to try.

Learn all about the Indian art of zardosi embroidery and The Taj Mahal. 

The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade in the goods that made their way along The Silk Road.

Divide the class into groups to research one these organisations; The Paralympics; The Deaflympics; The Youth Olympics and The Special Olympics. 

Learn about the Father of Science, Sir Isaac Newton with this short biography.

Hear a slightly longer version of Captain Scott's wife being interviewed. This gives a taste of what it would have been like back in Great Britain while Captain Scott and his team were adventuring in the South Pole.

Our podcast for the Snow topic sees the wife of Captain Scott being interviewed and gives a taste of what it would have been like back in Great Britain while Captain Scott and his team were adventuring in the South Pole.

These edited extracts are a challenging read and make for pretty grim reading but they could be tackled by older children with adult support.

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