Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Diwali Teaching Resources

Diwali is one of the most well-known of the Hindu festivals.

The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps' and is often called the 'festival of lights'. This is because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. The festival lasts five days.

For the classroom and home educators - Pencil Street has a range of Diwali teaching resources, both free and premium worksheets are available. Pencil Street will also develop any requests for resources completely free of charge. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Free Remembrance Day Teaching Resources

Remembrance Day is on 11th November. It is a special day to remember all those who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts.

Remembrance Day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II. Remembrance Sunday is the Sunday nearest to 11th November on which many church services and other special services are held at war memorials.

Bringing Remembrance Day into the classroom for children, can be a difficult thing. Pencil Street has developed a range of classroom displays and worksheets to make it easier by providing a range of FREE teaching resources for teachers.