Start with a Story

An excellent handbook which suggests ways of using storybooks to explore feelings, experiences and issues with young children. A variety of tried and tested activities are illustrated with a range of stories. Three approaches are exemplified.

Writing Our Past

A handbook which uses biographies about black people who were part of British society to develop a mix of literacy and history skills. The contents are organised around the following themes: planning and preparation, teaching and learning, assessing

A Different Story

An excellent handbook which looks at imaginative ways of using stories to empathise with a range of characters. Many of the texts are set in the South and explore issues such as conflict, poverty, racism and the environment.

Water for a City

These materials focus on the question ‘How does a city meet its future needs?’ with a fascinating case study concerning the supply of clean water to Birmingham in the 19th century. The book comes with 8 A4 black and white photos.