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Bringing History to life!

June 18, 2009

I wasn’t planning on covering the Tudors and Stuarts just yet with the kiddies but Nyah has asked a couple of times this week if I could teach her about the ‘Fire of London’ so today I thought we explore this bit of British history together.

As well as reading and discussing the facts I found this great game produced by the Museum of London to help children understand what happened on the 2nd September 1666; both children got really into it and enjoyed the journey it takes you on.

I overheard Joel (4 years old) later in the day telling a friend that “the great fire started on Pudding Lane in 1666″…obviously a great learning tool for my little boy!

I’ll leave you with a quote, to give us a little idea of what it was like back then in 1666, from John Evelyn, a writer and gardener describing the destruction of St. Paul’s Cathedral during the ‘Great Fire of London’:

“The stones of St. Paul’s flew like grenades, the lead melting down the streets in a stream and the very pavements glowing with fiery redness so as nor horse nor man was able to tread on them”

Happy learning!


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  1. June 20, 2009 2:22 pm

    We have been doing history chronologically, and are still on the middle ages. Hopefully we will be there soon! It is so interesting around that period.

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