Interactive Newsfeed

A great way of developing knowledge and understanding*

*or, to put it more simply, the juicy details of the story!

The objective of this type of exercise is to get you to understand the main points of an important historical event without getting bogged down in too much detail.

The Activity:
You begin by clicking the "Start" button.

A series of "news feeds" will then appear on the screen, one at a time, for a few seconds each.

A timer will tell you how much time you have left to jot down the details of each slip.

You have to race against the clock - so scribble down notes, don't try to get down every word!

The teacher might also read each event out as it appears, and elaborate on it to build up the atmosphere.

Follow-up Task:
When the exercise is over, produce an illustrated newspaper report, a radio broadcast or a TV Newsflash from a biased perspective bringing the story alive. Write it as if you were there yourself. You may also wish to include quotes from 'witnesses' and an attention-grabbing headline.

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