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Surprising facts about ancient Egypt you – probably – didn’t know

Ancient Egypt is one of the most evocative periods of history that schoolchildren learn about. But even now, thousands of years after the time, we are still learning new things about how people lived. 1. Not everyone was mummified after they died Think of ancient Egypt and the scary image of a mummy springs to

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Which type of learner are you?

All of our time travellers are passionate about educating and inspiring the young people they encounter. As we are engaged in the activity of education, we therefore take an avid interest in the ways children take information on board and assimilate it. Different learning styles It is widely accepted that individuals differ in how they

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Four historical ‘facts’ we were taught at school that are not true

Not all the history we learnt at school was factually correct. Through misinformation, propaganda, cultural superiority and downright lies some historical truisms that have been passed down through the ages, we now know to be false. Here’s four historical ‘facts’ that are actually not true: Christopher Columbus did not discover America Schoolchildren are often told

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How important is it to have a passion for what you teach?

We don’t just teach the past, we live and breathe it. If there is one thing that all members of the Portals to the Past team have in a common – it’s a passion for their subject and a desire to instil that passion in the young people they teach. Living and breathing the past

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