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Why Do We Remember?

The Great Fire Of London

Author: Izzi Howell

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2017)

Why Do We Remember?: The Great Fire of London describes the catastrophic fire that laid waste to much of London in September 1666. It explores how we know about the fire, from popular songs to diaries, and looks at how it led directly to the renaissance of London. This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

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The Battle Of Hastings

Author: Claudia Martin

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2017)

Why Do We Remember?: The Battle of Hastings looks at the gripping events that led up to the famous battle of Hastings in 1066 and the following Norman conquest of Anglo-Saxon Britain. This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

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Charles Darwin's Voyages Of Discovery

Author: Izzi Howell

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2016)

Find out why we remember the great naturalist Charles Darwin and his epic voyages of discovery, and learn how he proposed the theory of evolution, which changed science forever. This simple, friendly children's first history series, aimed at readers aged 5 and up, takes a close look at some key events and personalities through history and reveals how and why they are still important to us today. A perfect support to learning about history at Key Stage 1, each book uses a rich variety of historical sources, from diaries to paintings, to bring events to life, while simple historical vocabulary is introduced and explained. Each book also features a simple timeline and explores how we find about the past. All text has been carefully checked by a historian.

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Neil Armstrong And The Moon Landings

Author: Izzi Howell

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2017)

Neil Armstrong & the Moon Landings brings the heady days of the space race to life, describing the exciting events that led to the great astronaut Neil Armstrong becoming the first man to set foot on the Moon.

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Remembrance Day

Author: Izzi Howell

Publisher: The Watts Publishing Group (2017)

Why Do We Remember?: Remembrance Day explores how and why on this day we commemorate those who died in wars, from the First World War right up to modern day conflicts. Poppies, memorials and Remembrance Day parades are all also looked at.

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Guy Fawkes And The Gunpowder Plot

Author: Izzi Howell

Publisher: Franklin Watts (2016)

Discover the story behind famous people and events with Why Do We Remember? Look at photos, paintings and artefacts and read exciting eyewitness accounts. Simple timelines and explanations of key historical vocabulary bring the past to life! Find out why we remember the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Learn about why Catholics and Protestants had problems with each other and why the Catholic plotters were angry with King James l. Read about how the plot was discovered and what happened to its members. Who was the leader of the Gunpowder Plot?

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