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World History Project

February 24, 2020

We are so proud of Dr Nick Dennis, Director of Studies at St. Francis' College, who was working on the World History Project during half term.

Dr Dennis said: "It was a fantastic experience to work with a world-renowned historian Professor Trevor Getz of San Francisco State University on stories that are often left untold. The places we visited and the people we spoke to should provide a great framework for students and some of the stories are incredibly personal and touching. There were so many highlights from the week but two aspects clear stand out. One was being the National Museum of the Royal Navy and ringing the bell that was on the Ark Royal, the flagship of the English fleet during the Spanish Armada in 1588. The second moment was holding the original 1807 medals that were issued to mark the abolition of the slave trade."

The videos will be available on the World History Project site with accompanying lesson resources too. Because it is designed for US schools, it is estimated that 1 million students will use the material filmed. The best bit about all of this is that it will be free and available in the summer of 2020. https://whp.oerproject.com/

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