It does cover a lot of history, and appeals to children, as it tells it how its is warts and all. Be warned, some parents however may find it a little bit too much, well it’s not called Horrible Histories for nothing. But if it gets children interested, and therefore absorbing information you may have to overcome your own reservations! All I can say is Horrible histories has suddenly got my 7 year old hooked on history, and as far as I’m concerned that can only be a good thing. Our audio book is a combination of Vile Victorians and Terrible Tudors in one box, which I can’t find on Amazon now. The Vile Victorians CD audio book they have now is this one.
A friend also recommended a Sparks book – Chimney Charlie, which I can only find on amazon as a collection of three Victorian stories together in one book. It’s aimed at KS2, and apparently it is a bit sad, so if you have sensitive children it may not be suitable younger. Then again it’s supposed to be a true depiction of Victorian life, which was in real a bit sad, and hard for some.
So that’s my outline of what we have been covering about the Victorian period, does anybody else have any other suggestions for books, or resources for this period of history?
|A few of the domes|
|Inside a Dome – at the telescope talk|
|Water Planet Area|
The dragon is made using a dragon shaped board, and you can make bats and castles on the square boards. Although mine have never made the bats, creating their own knights instead. Making things on the square boards tends to be slightly harder, because you don’t have the outline to follow, but there is a picture sheet included in the set that you can copy, or you can create your own designs.
|Hama bead dragons, knights and castle|