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Edwardian Unit Study Presentation

We have just finished a five month long study on the early nineteen hundreds. We have learnt such a lot, from reading books published at this time, to science studies on flight and ships, to the great Antarctic explorers of this era. The girls have worked hard to understand the suffragette movement and the sinking…

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Suffragettes Unit Study {Edwardians}

We have just finished up our Suffragettes Unit Study. It has been one of the most interesting things we have studied. In particular, Abigail really enjoyed it and has chosen to do her final Edwardian presentation on women’s suffrage. I have to giggle at my ignorance sometimes...I was under the misapprehension that the word ‘suffrage’…

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Boats and Ships STEM Activities

We have just finished a huge Edwardian Era study covering lots of different subjects. Last term our focus was on the Wright Brothers and flight; this term it has been the Polar Explorers (who sailed to the Antarctic in ships) and the Sinking of the Titanic (which, of course was a ship!). Handily, this led…

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Titanic Unit Study {Edwardian Study}

We decided to extend our Edwardian study to include the years up until the First World War. This was great because it meant we could add a Titanic Unit Study to our list of things to learn about. And, it dove tailed nicely with our science study into ships and boats. The Titanic was a…

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Morse Code and Marconigrams {Edwardians}

As part of our Edwardian studies we have been learning all about Morse code and Marconigrams. Morse code was the invention of Samuel Morse, whilst Guglielmo Marconi developed the Marconigram. Morse Code and Marconigrams Who is Samuel Morse and What is Morse Code? Samuel Morse, primarily known for his portraiture, took a change in career…

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Edwardians: First Radio Broadcast

On Christmas Eve of 1906, Reginald Fessenden broadcast the first radio program from Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, Massachusetts. The Westinghouse engineers invented the vacuum tube detector (an amplifier) which led to the use of a synchronous rotary-spark transmitter (an early radio transmitter) for this first radio broadcast. The broadcast was heard by ships at sea, and…

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Edwardian Unit Study: Resources {1900-1910}

In September we began our study into the twentieth century. Beginning with the first decade, I planned many activities around the literature written during that time period, key events/people such as the suffragettes, key inventions such as the Brownie camera and the Wright brothers' flying machine, and the artists around at the time. The following…

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – A book and a Film

I can't believe I'm about to say this, but I have never read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Not ever. Not as a child, nor as an adult with young children. Yet, it is such a great book, easy to read and a hundred times better than the film. And we loved the film! The…

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1900-1910: The Brownie Camera

The Brownie camera was introduced in 1900 as the first ever portable camera, by Eastman Kodak. Made of cardboard with a simple meniscus lens, it was marketed for children and sold for $1. The Brownie No.2 was an improved model, which came onto the market in 1901. These cameras were used to promote personal photography,…

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