- What was the Year Quiz Match the dates to the events given.
- Twentieth Century Spelling Test A spelling test sheet of words related to the twentieth century.
- Twentieth Century Anagrams Anagrams of words related to the twentieth century.
- Twentieth Century Anagrams Differentiated As above but includes first letter of each word.
- Suffragettes Information about the suffragette campaign with related activities.
- Suffragettes 1903-1913 Information sheet about suffragettes campaigns, force-feeding and the Cat and Mouse Act.
- Suffragettes - Activity Sheet An activity sheet with questions related to the Suffragette Movement.
- Russian Revolution An information sheet about the Russian revolution. Includes curriculum-levelled activities.
- Russian Revolution Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words related to the Russian revolution.
- Stalin Picture Sources Two picture sources for pupils to compare how each are used to gain support for Stalin.
- Communism and Fascism - Similarities and Differences Two blank tables for pupils to complete to further understanding of Communism and Fascism and their similarities and differences.
- Britain/America in the 1920s Wordsearch/wordsort A wordsearch and wordsort with key words related to Britain and America in the 1920s.
- Al Capone Wanted blank poster An illustrated blank 'Wanted Poster' with spaces for pupils to write about Al Capone, prohibition and the St Valentine's Day massacre.
- America in the 1950s A worksheet giving details of America in the 1950s.
- J F K Assassination A worksheet about the assassination of President Kennedy.
- Assassination Map A map of the route taken by President Kennedy on the day he was assassinated to use with the worksheet above.
- Cold War and Space Race A two-page worksheet looking at the Cold War and the Space Race.
- Space Race Wordsearch A wordsearch with words related to the Space Race.
- Peace Movements A worksheet looking at the peace movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
- Vietnam Crossword A crossword with clues relating to the Vietnam war.
- Vietnam Wordsearch A wordsearch of key words related to the Vietnam war.
- Why did America get involved in Vietnam? A worksheet explaining why America became involved in the Vietnam war.
- Why America lost Vietnam A worksheet explaining why America lost Vietnam.
If you think, as some do today, that many drugs used as medicines are potentially deadly, consider what people living in medieval times were prescribed as curative agents—from ground up corpses to toxic mercury to crocodile dung. The annals of medieval medical history are full of substances that make us cringe. Yet people believed in these cure-alls and willingly took them when prescribed by a doctor of the... Read More
The Neo-Assyrian Empire used earthen ramps, siege towers and battering rams in sieges; the Greeks and Alexander the Great created destructive new engines known as artillery to further their sieges, and the Romans used every technique to perfection. That is to say, the Romans were not inventors, but they were superb engineers and disciplined, tough soldiers who fought against great odds and won, repeatedly.... Read More
Demetrius I, King of Macedon, invented many siege engines including battering rams and siege towers. For the Siege of Rhodes, he created the Helepolis, the Taker of Cities, a huge armored siege tower containing many heavy catapults.
The island city of Rhodes maintained its neutrality among the warring nations of the time, although it remained friendly to Ptolemy I of Egypt, the enemy of Demetrius of... Read More
In the first part of this series, we noted the siege equipment of the Assyrians consisted of complex battering rams, earthen ramps and a dedicated corps of engineers and sappers. Alexander the Great and the Greeks would take the next steps in the evolution of siege warfare. The Greeks had invented the catapult circa 399 B.C. Alexander innovated by fastening catapults and ballistas on the decks of ships to breach... Read More
While sieges had taken place earlier than the Neo-Assyrian Empire, such as that between Egyptian Pharoah Thutmose III and Canaanite rebels led by Kadesh at the Megiddo fortress in the 15th century B.C., the Assyrians perfected the art of siege warfare during the Neo-Assyrian Empire from 911 to 609 B.C.
Through war and conquest, Assyria became the most powerful empire the world had yet seen. After the... Read More