Here comes the Medieval fun!!
I've been designing a year 8 unit on the Middle Ages, so you will see a number of resources posted relating to this topic over the following weeks. This particular resource provides an overview of the barbarian invasions and the fall of Rome, and encourages students to reflect on the impact this had on the lives of the people living in the area at the time, as well as just how this time became known as the 'dark ages.'
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The thought of life after school can be extremely daunting. "The future" looms large and intimidating when you're in year 12. Once you leave, it just kind of rolls around in such a way that you barely notice the years going by. It seems scary and unknowable now but life has a way of working out, especially if you tackle it with equal measures of planning and flexibility.
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