by Kay Barnham - £8.99 Hachette Children's Group (Wayland) (2016)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780750299404 | ISBN 10: 0750299401
Bring the 'dead famous' back to life! Discover exceptional figures from British history, and explore the society in which they lived.
Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst, from her early campaigns for the rights of women to vote, through the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union, to the triumph following the First World War of the granting of rights for women. Emmeline believed that action was the way to get her cause noticed and to gain support.
Through the story of Emmeline Pankhurst's strive for women's suffrage, we learn about the role of women in the society of Victorian Britain and the early 1900s. Looking at the challenges faced by society helps readers to consider their own life and time and how they have been shaped by the actions of individuals in the past. Readers will learn to draw conclusions from the evidence provided - a great basis for classroom discussion.
History VIP biographies each look at the life of a famous Briton telling the stories of these Very Important People with clear, lively text. Amazing facts are added with feature panels and graphic-style illustrations give visual information of the time and society the VIP lived in. With these key biographies students learn how individual people's actions have shaped the course of history.
Key terms are defined in an easy-to-use glossary encouraging readers to use historical terms in their own work.
* In other news - these panels give context and help readers to understand the society and events of the wider world in which the subject lived
* True or False - questions lead students to question information and to interact with the facts they are presented with.
* What they said - quote features bring the subjects to life using their own words!
* WOW! - Boxes add humorous or amazing information to astound the reader and bring out the hilarious side of history
(Price & availability last checked: November 2016)
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