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A History of the World in 25 Cities

by Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin, Illustrated by Libby Vander Ploeg

Brimming with fascinating historical detail, magnificent maps and vivid illustrations, this gorgeous compendium tells the story of our globe from ancient history to the present day through twenty-five major cities from around the world, from Baghdad to Beijing, and from St Petersburg to Sydney.

Each map is followed by two gorgeously illustrated pages of fascinating information about what life was (or is like) like for the inhabitants of each city at the time, including a bite-sized look at each city in numbers.

Programme of Study

Aims from POS

  • Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • Know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind

(Key Stage 2) Pupils Should be Taught About:

  • the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
  • a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history
  • one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900;

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Mr T in conversation with Rachel Higginson.

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