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Free Dictionaries for your students ….. Is it really true?

Signpost Educational Ltd

Email: signpost@talk21.com
020 7515 1797
020 7515 4420

Well yes, it really is true!

With 384 pages and a clear, easy to read typeface, the “New Choice” dictionary is an excellent choice for your KS 3,4 and GCSE students. It’s the normal paperback size (196 x 128 mm) and costs only £1.99

So where do the free copies come in?

Simple. Just order 100 or more copies and you’ll get 50% extra free of charge.

Order 200 and you’ll get another 100 copies free. There’s no limit to the quantity you can order and you’ll always get an extra 50% free with orders over 100 copies.

What’s more you can get the same deal with the “New Choice” Thesaurus which is also £1.99. In fact you can combine your free copies to include both dictionary

AND thesaurus eg.Order 100 dictionaries and 100 thesauri and you could get 100 Dictionaries or 100 thesauri free…or 80 dictionaries and 20 thesauri free. It’s your choice!

English Education News

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Phone: 01536 399 013

English Education News is a free weekly newsletter written, as the title suggests, for English teachers.

Each week we cover a different story, generally trying to focus on something that may not have been covered elsewhere. Quite often we also highlight free resources, interesting web sites, or pronouncements from the government on a topic related to English.

What’s more, if you have a question you’d like to put to other readers about resources, exams or any specific topics, you can just email in and we’ll pass the message on to all our readers.

To subscribe free of charge just go to www.schools.co.uk/subscribe.html The service is always free, we guarantee never to pass on your email address elsewhere, and you can stop receiving the newsletter with one simple click.

A daily news sevice that helps to raise standards in literacy across the curriculum

The Day

Phone: 0207 727 6959

The Day chooses three of the most interesting stories in the news each day and provides analysis, background, curriculum links, further research ideas, activities and debates – all on one sheet of A4 or online.

For a free trial click http://www.theday.co.uk/register/school?from=hh201205

Boardworks – free resources, lesson plans and teaching tips

Boardworks, Units 5–7 The Gallery, 54 Marston Street, Oxford, OX4 1LF

Email: enquiries@boardworks.co.uk
Phone: 0845 0 300 400
Fax: 0845 0 300 200

Boardworks English blog contains free resources, lesson plans and teaching tips for KS3, KS4 and KS5 English teachers. Follow the weblink to download the resources free of charge or follow us on Twitter @BoardworksLtd

The simplest way to a higher grade for Cambridge IGCSE History

When it comes to preparing for exams, providing students with PowerPoints that link directly to the syllabus can be a major benefit, especially for those who have difficulty with focussing on the key elements in the syllabus.

Which is why our resource – Cambridge IGCSE History PowerPoints CD – covers the syllabus requirements and provides the essential foundation for achieving at least a grade C.

What’s more, it will whet the appetite of students and encourage them to do more detailed research in order to achieve higher grades.

Following each section there are review questions for students to privately test themselves or to serve as assessment material.

The core content of the PowerPoints includes:

  1. The Treaty of Versailles, focusing on its effect on Germany
  2. The League of Nations, exploring successes and failures in addition to detailed studies of the Manchuria and Abyssinia crises
  3. Chronologically describing the collapse of international peace from Versailles in 1919 to Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939
  4. The beginning of the Cold War from 1945-1949
  5. Considering the case studies of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War, the USA’s attempts to contain the spread of communism
  6. Resistance to Soviet Power, case studies; Hungary, 1956, Czechoslovakia, 1968 and the Polish Solidarity movement of the 1980’s, and finally
  7. How effective has the United Nations been? Case studies; civil war in Congo and the war in Korea.

The depth study selected for this scheme of work is Germany 1918-1945. The lead questions are:

  • Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?
  • Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?
  • How effectively did the Nazis control Germany, 1933-1945?
  • What was it like to live in Nazi Germany?

The PowerPoints are illustrated throughout with political cartoons, photographs from the time and maps, giving the opportunity for further discussion and exploring the wider meaning.

The slides themselves can also serve as revision flash cards.

This resource contains 160 slides which are available as a download or on a CD. The price of £59.99 + VAT is the same for both formats.

Once purchased the CD can be freely copied and networked throughout the school.

To see sample pages please email sales@classroom-resources.co.uk quoting the order code 7157.

You can order the Cambridge IGCSE History PowerPoints CD in any of these ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 0117 940 6409
  • By fax on 0117 940 6408
  • By email (quoting a school order number) to sales@classroom-resources.co.uk
  • By post to: Classroom Resources, PO Box 1489, Bristol, BS99 3QJ