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Research Task: What were the Wars of the Roses?
Students are presented with a family tree of the English Royal Family during the
Wars of the Roses. They make deductions from it, identify questions arising, and
then conduct their own research using the web and the school library to solve
the mysteries they have identified. They then complete a quiz on this topic. If each student has a
computer, then a competition can take place: 25 points to the first 5 people to
finish, 20 points for the next five and so on. If you keep a running total
during the course of the year for each time you play a quiz like this, it can
get quite competitive!
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Events (150 years ago today): 1868 - The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson ends with his acquittal by one vote.
Events (100 years ago today): 1918 - The Democratic Republic of Georgia is established.
Events (50 years ago today): 1968 - H-dagurinn in Iceland: Traffic changes from driving on the left to driving on the right overnight
Births (50 years ago today): 1968 - Fernando León de Aranoa, Spanish director, producer, and screenwriter
Deaths (1200 years ago today): 818 - Ali al-Ridha, Saudi Arabian 8th of The Twelve Imams (b. 766)
Deaths (200 years ago today): 1818 - Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal and politician, Governor-General of Finland (b. 1761)
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Model Essay: Castros mastery of guerrilla warfare was the main reason why he was able to take control of Cuba. To what extent do you agree with this statement?
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