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"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." - Theodore Roosevelt


Can a disaster ever turn into an opportunity?


This term, we are learning about life in the 17th century in London! We will begin by learning about the outbreak of the bubonic plague and what the effect was on the people of London. This will then lead onto a study on the Great Fire of London. Although this was a tragedy, many believe it helped stop the spread of the fire as it killed the rats. At the end of our project, we will answer the question 'Can a disaster ever turn into an opportunity?'.


Watch these videos to further your knowledge on our History project!

The Great Plague of London (1665-66)

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The Great Fire of London | History KS1 | BBC Teach

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How Did The Great Fire of London Start? | The Great Fire: London Burns | Channel 5 #History

The great fire of London started in 1666 at 1am on 2 September in Thomas Farriner's bakery on Pudding Lane. Watch this documentary to see how the fire origin...

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