Early Modern British:
Henry VII | Henry VIII 1509-1529 | Henry VIII 1529-1547 | Edward VI | Mary I | Elizabeth I
Lutheran Reformation | Zwingli/Calvin/ Radicals | Counter-Reformation | Ferdinand/Isabella | Charles I/Phillip II | Ottoman Empire | French Revolution / Napoleon
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This first walking tour took place on a Sunday afternoon and aims to provide an overview of some of the main sites and events in Berlin's history.
This walking tour took place on Monday morning. We caught a tube to Mohrenstrasse station and then walked to the other sites. We then caught a train to Sachsenhausen concentration camp for a guided tour before returning back to the hotel.
This walking tour took place on Tuesday morning. We explored the open air museum at Bernauer Strasse, then went to The Mall for a lunchtime break (with students having the option to check out other sites in the area at their own pace). We then had a guided tour at the Story of Berlin (we got off the tube near the Gedachtniskirche and walked there).
As an added dimension to the trip, I obtained a range of historical photos of key sites in Berlin, then challenged students to recreate them. I then uploaded these to ActiveHistory to share with the students.
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Events (150 years ago today): 1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
Births (500 years ago today): 1519 – Johannes Crato von Krafftheim, German humanist and physician (d. 1585)
Births (200 years ago today): 1819 – George Eliot, English novelist and poet (d. 1880)
Births (150 years ago today): 1869 – André Gide, French novelist, essayist, and dramatist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1951)
Births (100 years ago today): 1919 – Máire Drumm, Irish politician (d. 1976)
Births (50 years ago today): 1969 – Byron Houston, American basketball player
Deaths (200 years ago today): 1819 – John Stackhouse, English botanist and phycologist (b. 1742)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1919 – Francisco Moreno, Argentinian explorer and academic (b. 1852)
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